The Antifederalists: Men of Great Faith and Forbearance couples a wide variety of Antifederalist documents with insightful commentary to provide the first truly representative and up-to-date work on this important political group. David J. Siemers's carefully selected works and clear explanations bring out the variety among Antifederalists and the chronological development of the ratification fight.
David Siemers is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He is the author of Ratifying the Republic: The Anti-Federalists and Federalists in Political Time.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Editing Note Chapter 3 The Antifederalists: Men of Great Faith and Forbearance Chapter 4 The First Antifederalists: Objectors at the Philadelphia Convention Chapter 5 The Contemporaneous Canon Chapter 6 Antifederalism of the "Middling Class" Chapter 7 Virulent Antifederalism Chapter 8 Elite Antifederalism Chapter 9 Post-ratification Views Chapter 10 Appendix I. Spurious and Satirical Materials Chapter 11 Appendix II: Ratification Chronology Chapter 12 Appendix III: The Constitution of the United States Chapter 13 References Chapter 14 Index