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The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat . If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists. Cannot recommend this book highly enough

If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists. Cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you want to know what the Anti-Federalists were thinking, why they ultimately lost the debate, and their proper place in the history of the Founding, this is the book to read. Easy read and short, but full of great information.

I use this book in my university course on the American Political Thought and the Constitution. Most of the time the Anti-Federalists are given short shrift in these sorts of courses, but they were instrumental in forcing through a Bill of Rights, and were amazingly prophetic concerning the eventual concentration of power in the national government. Given the virtually unlimited power of the Federal government as we now know it, it's refreshing (and vitally important) for us to understand what the REST of the Founders supported. Our current situation is exactly what they feared, with good reason.

The purpose of this abridgment of Herbert J. Storing's The Complete Anti-Federalist is to provide students of American political thought, especially those . Storing's The Complete Anti-Federalist is to provide students of American political thought, especially those concerned with the American founding, with a one-volume companion to The Federalist. The writings and speeches have been chosen on the basis of the importance of their arguments and their prominence in the ratification campaign. Murray Dry, who prepared this abridgment, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of political science at Middlebury College.

In beginning with the question of what the Anti-Federalists were for, we are not, it must be admitted, adhering to the aim of presenting the Anti4.

The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's vi. .Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time

The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J.Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time. The concern with big government and infringement of personal liberty one finds in the writings of these neglected Founders strikes a remarkably timely note.

The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution. This publication was made possible, in part, by grants from the Institute for Educational Affairs, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Project ‘87, and Natico, Inc. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637. The University of Chicago Press, Lt. London.

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The Complete Anti-Federalist is a seven-volume collection of the scattered Anti-Federalist Papers compiled by Herbert Storing and his former student Murray Dry of the University of Chicago.

The Complete Anti-Federalist is a seven-volume collection of the scattered Anti-Federalist Papers compiled by Herbert Storing and his former student Murray Dry of the University of Chicago, who oversaw the completion of the project after Storing's death. Michael Lienesch treats Storing's compilation as "definitive," and many of the pamphlets and other materials included had not previously been published in a collection. The collection is noted for its sympathetic portrayal of the Anti-Federalists

If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered

Herbert J. Storing was a professor of Constitutional History and Law . The Complete Anti-Federalist Set of 7 by Herbert J. Storing (1981-03-03). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at ww. orgottenbooks.

Herbert J. Storing was a professor of Constitutional History and Law, the The Federalist Papers, and, most notably, the Anti-Federalists. LG6YI/?tag prabook0b-20. Essays on the Scientific Study of Politics. Excerpt from Essays on the Scientific Study of Politics. com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered." It was largely through their efforts, he reminds us, that the Constitution was so quickly amended to include a bill of rights. Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time. His comprehensive exposition restores to our understanding the Anti-Federalist share in the founding its effect on some of the enduring themes and tensions of American political life. The concern with big government and infringement of personal liberty one finds in the writings of these neglected Founders strikes a remarkably timely note.

Comments: (7)

SiIеnt
First off, I'm not a theory/philosophy person AT ALL but I've been assigned this book in two graduate level political science courses. While I don't particularly like the material (important but mind numbingly dry), this is a fantastic book for understanding the Anti-Federalists' position about the role of government in America. The Federalist papers are often the only readings assigned in American Government classes which is a shame. This book provides a fantastic overview of the opposition's position and explains a lot about the context of the debate. Well worth reading if you are interested in the topic.
Vivados
Somewhat densely packed, this is the scholarly, definitive view of the thinking of both groups debating the ratification of the Constitution. In explaining what the Anti-Federalists thought he goes into great depth on the Federalists too. New scholarship, and better writing styles by more current authors, will supplement what Storing wrote in this introduction to the three volume collected Anti-federalist writings. In one slim paperback.
Eta
Great read! I think every American should read this book and get a new understanding of American Politics.
Aradwyn
I use this book in my university course on the American Political Thought and the Constitution. It is well written, extensively researched, and adds a great deal to the course. Most of the time the Anti-Federalists are given short shrift in these sorts of courses, but they were instrumental in forcing through a Bill of Rights, and were amazingly prophetic concerning the eventual concentration of power in the national government
IGOT
Given the virtually unlimited power of the Federal government as we now know it, it's refreshing (and vitally important) for us to understand what the REST of the Founders supported. Our current situation is exactly what they feared, with good reason. Every American needs to read this book to understand what our options were...and still are!
Zulkishicage
Awesome book to supplement the Anti-federalist book by Storing. It clearly sorts out the positions of the Anti-federalists and the counter arguments of the Federalist.
Zamo
Cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you want to know what the Anti-Federalists were thinking, why they ultimately lost the debate, and their proper place in the history of the Founding, this is the book to read. Easy read and short, but full of great information.
They had well founded fears of Statism! Observe the over-reach of federalism today!
What the Anti-Federalists Were For: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution download epub
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Author: Murray Dry,Herbert J. Storing
ISBN: 0226775747
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (January 15, 1981)
Pages: 120 pages