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The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume 25: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Rhode Island, No. 2
edited by John P. Kaminski, Gaspare J. Saladino, Charles H. Schoenleber, Richard Leffler, Jonathan M. Reid, Margaret R. Flamingo, Johanna E. Lannér-Cusin and David P. Fields
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012
Cloth: 978-0-87020-574-3

This is the second of three volumes documenting Rhode Island's public and private debates about the Constitution. This documentary series is a research tool of remarkable power, an unrivaled reference work for historical and legal scholars, librarians, and students of the Constitution. The volumes are encyclopedic, consisting of manuscript and printed documents-contemporary newspapers, broadsides, and pamphlets-compiled from hundreds  of sources, copiously annotated, thoroughly indexed, and often accompanied  by microfiche supplements.
 Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Michael Kammen has noted that The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution series "will be of enduring value centuries hence" and described it as "one of the most interesting documentary publications we have ever had."  The American Bar Association Journal has stated, "Each new volume now fills another vital part of the mosaic of national history."
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