The Federalist

The Federalist

Book - 2005
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No competing edition of The Federalist offers nearly as much help in grasping Publius' arguments in defense of the new but unratified United States Constitution of 1787 as this new annotated edition by J. R. Pole. Essay by essay--with ample cross-references and glosses on 18th-century linguistic usage--Pole's commentary lays bare the intellectual background and assumptions of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay; explicates and critiques The Federalist's central concepts, rhetorical strategies, and arguments; and points up the international, national, and local facts on the ground relevant to Confederation Era New Yorkers, the constituency to which The Federalist was originally addressed. Pole's Introduction, a brief chronology of political events from 1688 to 1791, a brief overview of the themes of the essays, the text of the Constitution cross-referenced to The Federalist , and an index of proper names, concepts, and themes that also functions as a glossary further distinguish this edition.
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2005.
ISBN: 9780872207127
0872207129
Branch Call Number: 342.029 FEDERALI
Characteristics: xlvii, 512 pages ; 23 cm.

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Aug 12, 2018

Origins! Who doesn't love them: the first book or movie in a series, the origin of the universe, the first humans, first recorded civilization (Sumer has my vote) so what can be more interesting and exciting than the beginnings of our beautiful country.

And to have an entire body of writing explaining in detail the nuts and bolts, the history of and philosophies behind the Constitution. How lucky are we.

Written by Hamilton, Madison and Jay, the Federalist papers are fascinating.

This is a good edition because it has annotations and introduction

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