The Federalist

The Federalist

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by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0944927009

ISBN-13: 9780944927007

Pub. Date: 01/01/1987

Publisher: Global Affairs Publishing Company

"Amid growing anxieties about the proposed federal government, the authors of the Federalist Papers advocated ratification ofthe U.S. Constitution. Serialized in several NewYork newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788, and published in book form in 1788 as The Federalist, these 8S papers by "Publius" (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay)

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"Amid growing anxieties about the proposed federal government, the authors of the Federalist Papers advocated ratification ofthe U.S. Constitution. Serialized in several NewYork newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788, and published in book form in 1788 as The Federalist, these 8S papers by "Publius" (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay) constitute one of the greatest American contributions to political thought. In his introductory essay, Cass R. Sunstein argues that in rejecting the claims of classical republicanism Publius embraces deliberative democracy. He also reminds us that Publius's arguments bear on current political debates and "offer lessons for making war and making peace, and for domestic emergencies of many different kinds." The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the text of the first book edition, modernizing spelling and capitalization." Since 1959 The John Harvard Library has been instrumental in publishing essential American writings in authoritative editions.

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ISBN-13:
9780944927007
Publisher:
Global Affairs Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Pages:
525

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Federalist
Notes
Index

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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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