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The Federalist Papers

(Book - 2008 )
The Federalist Papers

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'A nation without a national government is an awful spectacle.' In the winter of 1787-8 a series of eighty-five essays appeared in the New York press; the purpose of the essays was to persuade the citizens of New York State to ratify the Constitution of the United States. The three authors - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay - were respectively the first Secretary of the Treasury, the fourth President, and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in American history.Each had played a crucial role in the events of the American Revolution; together they were convinced of the need to weld thirteen disparate and newly-independent states into a union. Their essays make the case for a new and united nation, governed under a written Constitution that endures to this day. The Federalist Papers are an indispensable guide to the intentions of the founding fathers who created the United States, and a canonical text in the development of western political thought. This new edition pays full attention to the classical learning of their authors and the historical examples they deploy.
Uniform Title: Federalist
Title: The Federalist papers
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2008
Characteristics: xlix, 470 p. :,ill., maps,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay ; edited with an introduction and notes by Lawrance Goldman
Contents: Introduction
Note on the text
Synopsis of the federalist papers
Select bibliography
A chronology of events 1763/1791
Map of the United States circa 1787
The federalist papers
Appendix : the Constitution of the United States
Explanatory notes
Thematic index
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Alexander - 1757-1804
Madison, James - 1751-1836
Jay, John - 1745-1829
Goldman, Lawrence - 1957-
ISBN: 9780192805928
Branch Call Number: 342.73029 F293f 2008
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