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The Federalist Papers

(Book - 2008)
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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.

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Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN: 0192805924
9780192805928
Branch Call Number: 342.73029 F293f 2008
Characteristics: xlix, 470 p. :,ill., maps,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Goldman, Lawrence 1957-
Jay, John 1745-1829
Madison, James 1751-1836
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804

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