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The Federalist: The Famous Papers on the Principles of American Government

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At the height of the debates over the adoption of the Constitution in 1787-88, a series of articles began to appear in a New York journal. Their author, calling himself "Publius, " urged the ratification of the new constitution, offering -- in Thomas Jefferson's words -- "the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written." These eighty-five articles, commonly known as "The Federalist Papers, " were, in reality, the work of three men: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay Their purpose was ...

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The Federalist: The Famous Papers on the Principles of American Government
2002, MetroBooks (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781586635725

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