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From the Blog: In memoriam Gaspare J. Saladino (30 June 1930 -- 16 May 2019).

Fri, 17 May 2019

By Richard B. Bernstein

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Gaspare J. Saladino was one of the finest documentary editors who ever lived, a superb historian, and an expert on the framing and adoption of the U.S, Constitution. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1936, educated at Brooklyn College and receiving his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin, he studied under the great Merrill M. Jensen. For many years, he was a co-editor of the DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS, 1787-1791, an extraordinary project that compiled and published the full surviving documentary record, public and private, of the ...

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