The Essential Federalist And Anti Federalist Papers

Author: David Wootton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603844392
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Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th-century American debate on federalism in this modernised edition and frames it with a brilliant and engaging Introduction. Includes the U. S. Constitution.

The Essential Federalist

Author: Quentin P. Taylor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742578708
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Jefferson called The Federalist 'the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,' and yet the text is considered lifeless and impenetrable by all but the most persistent readers. The Essential Federalist presents a bold new approach to reading one of the most important documents in American history. By careful selection, organization, and annotation of the essays' most meaningful passages, this book showcases what is central to The Federalist. 'If the road over which you will still have to pass,' in reading these papers, wrote Publius, 'should in some places appear to you tedious or irksome, you will recollect that you are in quest of information on a subject the most momentous which can engage the attention of free people. . . . It will be my aim to remove the obstacles to your progress in as compendious a manner as it can be done, without sacrificing utility to dispatch.' Dr. Quentin P. Taylor takes up Publius' challenge by making The Federalist an understandable and usable resource. This book will be essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand the roots of American government.

The Essential Federalist And Anti Federalist Papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1449579167
Size: 20.34 MB
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The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison & John Jay and Patrick Henry among others is widely considered by many to be among the most important historical collections of all time. These two classic collections will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of historical literature, these gems by Alexander Hamilton & James Madison & John Jay and Patrick Henry is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books America and beautifully produced, The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

The Essential Antifederalist

Author: William B. Allen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742578678
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At the pivotal moment in the history of the United States of America, ratification of the Constitution was championed by James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton in a series of newspaper articles known as the Federalist Papers. In answer to these arguments and as a way of pointing up flaws and weaknesses in the Constitution itself, a number of political thinkers (who mostly used pseudonyms) argued against ratification through articles and speeches which have collectively come to be known as the 'Antifederalist Papers.' This edited collection of readings from Antifederalist thought was first published in 1985. Here presented with a completely revised and updated interpretive essay from the editors and expanded to cover the period of the founding from 1776-91, this book is the most complete one-volume collection of its kind.

Global Government Under The U S Constitution

Author: J. A. Cook
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 0761837434
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The international political system, built on a foundation of sovereign states, has not effectively addressed age-old quandaries of war, crime, poverty, oppression, corruption, and environmental degradation. Modern social and technological trends are further stressing this system to the breaking point. Global Government under the U.S. Constitution examines this failing system and proposes an entirely new approach. Instead of an international system built on sovereign nation-states, this work argues that federal democracy provides a better, proven model for global governance. While such an idea may linger from time to time in the background of thought, it has never moved to the forefront because of the difficulty in imagining how it could be realized. Now, however, this book thrusts forward a concrete method, arguing that the U.S. Constitution establishes a sound system for large-scale governance. This federal democracy should naturally extend globally, to address current international social problems. It did so first among thirteen colonies and later across a continent and beyond. Global Government under the U.S. Constitution also explains specific legal means to affect such an idea, making it a fascinating read for officials, academics, leaders, and students alike. Book jacket.

The Federalist Papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486796062
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A collection of 85 articles and essays that were initially published anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787–1788, this volume reflects the intentions of the Constitution's framers and ratifiers.