Madison’s Notes on the Federal Convention
I can’t recall being as excited to read a new book as I am about starting Mary Sarah Bilder’s Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention. The book focuses on the fact that Madison revised his records of the convention’s debates until his death. What did he change, why did he make these changes, and to what extent does this call into question the reliability of this record? All very important questions. I wish I’d thought about asking them.