The Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Dispute: The Original Arguments For Each

The Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Dispute: The Original Arguments For Each

by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Various
     
 
Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states’ rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander

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Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states’ rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The texts of the chief constitutional documents of the early Republic are included as well.David Wootton’s illuminating Introduction examines the history of such “American” principles of government as checks and balances, the separation of powers, representation by election, and judicial independence—including their roots in the largely Scottish, English, and French “new science of politics.” It also offers suggestions for reading The Federalist, the classic elaboration of these principles written in defense of a new Constitution that sought to apply them to the young Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013621138
Publisher:
GLH
Publication date:
08/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
258,523
File size:
1 MB

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