Books By: Smith, Melancton

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AntiFederalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle The

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle By Melancton Smith
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Zuckert and Derek A. Webb

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle makes available for the first time a one-volume collection of Anti-Federalist writings that are commensurate in scope, significance, political brilliance, and depth with The Federalist. Included in this volume as an appendix is a computational and contextual analysis that addresses the question of the authorship of two of the most well-known pseudonymous Anti-Federalist writings, namely, Essays of a Federal Farmer and Essays of Brutus. Also included are the records of Smith’s important speeches at the New York Ratifying Convention, some shorter writings of Smith’s from the ratification debate, and a set of private letters Smith wrote on constitutional subjects at the time of the ratification struggle.