Friends of the Constitution
Writings of the “Other” Federalists, 1787–1788

Edited by Colleen A. Sheehan and Gary L. McDowell


There were many writers other than John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton who, in 1787 and 1788, argued for the Constitution’s ratification. In a collection central to our understanding of the American founding, Friends of the Constitution brings together forty-nine of the most important of these “other” Federalists’ writings.

Colleen A. Sheehan is Professor of Political Science at Villanova University.

Gary L. McDowell is the Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Professor of Leadership Studies, Political Science, and Law at the University of Richmond in Virginia. From 1992 to 2003 he was the Director of the Institute of United States Studies in the University of London.


Jan 1998 | 6 x 9 | 573 Pages

Preface, editors' note, introductions to each of the three sections, index.


978-0-86597-154-7 Hardcover
978-0-86597-155-4 Paperback