Bailyn, Bernard, ed. The Debate on the Constitution
. 2 volumes. New York: The Library of America, 1993. 2 volumes.
Annotations / Notes: An extremely useful general collection speeches, articles and letters written by Federalists and Anti-Federalists between September 1787 and August 1788. Organized chronologically, so one can see how the debate took shape and how ideas and themes developed, it also includes data from the state ratification conventions. For Maryland, it includes material from Luther Martin, Samuel Chase, the ratification report from the Annapolis convention, as well as references from other sources on the state. Missing is the Minority Report from the ratifying convention and observations from other partisans, such as Daniel Carroll or Alexander Contee Hanson writing as "Aristides." A comprehensive volume on the Maryland ratification is scheduled for future publication in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution series currently edited by John P. Kaminski.