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THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

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THE FEDERALIST PAPERS In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, andabove allessential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, The Federalist Papers had the immediate practical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787. In this they were supremely successful, but their influence on American political theory was far greater.Acclaimed by Thomas Jefferson as the best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written, The Federalist Papers make a powerful case for power-sharing between State and Federal authorities and have only risen in legal influence over the last two centuries.ABOUT THE EDITOR:Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has previously served as the Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences. He serves as a trustee of the National Constitution Center and on the center's executive committee. Author of seven previous books, among them The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor Beeman has received numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Huntington Library. His biography of Patrick Henry was a finalist for the National Book Award. ISBN: 0-14-312197-9 publish date: 08/27/2012
Binding Type: Softcover
ISBN: 0-14-312197-9
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE
Author: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and John Jay

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