The Federalist: With Letters of Brutus / Edition 1

The Federalist: With Letters of Brutus / Edition 1

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by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Terence Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001218

ISBN-13: 9780521001212

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Federalist represents one side of one of the most momentous political debates ever conducted: whether to ratify, or to reject, the newly drafted American constitution. This authoritative new edition presents complete texts for all of the eighty-five Federalist papers, along with the sixteen letters of "Brutus", the unknown New York Antifederalist. Each

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The Federalist represents one side of one of the most momentous political debates ever conducted: whether to ratify, or to reject, the newly drafted American constitution. This authoritative new edition presents complete texts for all of the eighty-five Federalist papers, along with the sixteen letters of "Brutus", the unknown New York Antifederalist. Each paper is systematically cross-referenced to the other, and both to the appended Articles of Confederation and U.S. Constitution. Terence Ball's editing skills enhance the accessibility of a classic of political thought in action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001212
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
638
Sales rank:
1,015,164
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Synopsis; Chronology; Biographical synopses; A note on sources and abbreviations; Bibliographical note; The Federalist; Letters of Brutus; Appendices The Articles of Confederation and Constitution of the United States.

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Federalist (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 reviews.
Conservative More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for gaining an understanding of the Constitution and other related documents, as well as putting them into their original perspective!

While there are people who will complain of the book's writing being rather dry, the reader must keep in mind this is the actual prose in the days of Hamilton, Madison, and James -- as opposed to the writing style of today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was difficult to understand at the beginning due to the old fashioned language, but it was such an educational experience. It's nice to know what our founding fathers thought and believed, and how they thought our government should run. Every American citizen should read this because it gives insight into our government, which everyone should be educated about so they make good decisions. This was a fascinating book.
usafbrat More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic journey! I'm quite disappointed that I wasn't required to read any of these papers in high school, as well as not having the opportunity to read it any while in college. I definitely was able to see exactly what the founding fathers' intentions were in the development of our constitution. Definitely a must read for everyone to understand why we have the rights we have today.
AmominIllinois More than 1 year ago
A difficult read but afterwards you will realize how far off the reservation our government is in comparison to what our founders envisioned
Guest More than 1 year ago
My personal perspective is that if you are a serious student of American history, you must try to read 'The Federalist' just because it is there to be read. The 18th century writing style is not scintillating and I have spent weeks trudging through the text. When done however, I believe I will have a much firmer idea of what the founding fathers were thinking and why.
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Fairly good story with interesting twistd
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A wonderful lesson of American political thought from a time that sadly faded.
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