The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

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The Federalist Papers" includes all 85 articles that advocated to have the United States constitution ratified. The driving forces of the constitution (and authors of the papers) were James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. These papers mark a moment in history when debates raged, passions ran wild, and the United States constitution was eventually ratified by the entire union.

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ISBN-13: 9781725946002
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/27/2018
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)

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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The series' correct title is The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the twentieth century.

The Federalist remains a primary source for interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they are an "incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer."

At the time of publication, the authorship of the articles was a closely-guarded secret, though astute observers guessed that Hamilton, Madison, and Jay were the likely authors. Following Hamilton's death in 1804, a list that he drew up became public; it claimed fully two-thirds of the essays for Hamilton, including some that seemed more likely the work of Madison (Nos. 49-58, 62, and 63). The scholarly detective work of Douglass Adair in 1944 postulated the following assignments of authorship, confirmed in 1964 by a computer analysis of the text:

- Alexander Hamilton (51 articles: nos. 1, 6-9, 11-13, 15-17, 21-36, 59-61, and 65-85)
- James Madison (29 articles: nos. 10, 14, 37-58 and 62-63)
- John Jay (5 articles: 2-5 and 64).
- Nos. 18-20 were the result of a collaboration between Madison and Hamilton.

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FLAPMAT More than 1 year ago
This book's subject matter is fine as it reflects the Federalist Papers as written, but in modern verbage which is easier to read in today's world. My problem is with this books size (6"X8&3/4"), small type, and overall quality such as paper and cover material VS "PRICE"! For the listed price I expected a larger book & print on glossy paper with a good clothbound cover for a "Collector's Edition"! Requesting refund and will be ordering a different publisher's book.
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