Liberty's blueprint : how Madison and Hamilton wrote the Federalist Papers, defined the Constitution, and made democracy safe for the world / Michael I. Meyerson.

"Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than The Federalist - the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. Today, in an age of angry, polarizing deba...

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Main Author: Meyerson, Michael
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, 2009, ©2008.
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Summary:"Aside from the Constitution itself, there is no more important document in American politics and law than The Federalist - the series of essays that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton wrote to persuade the American people to ratify the Constitution. Today, in an age of angry, polarizing debate over what the Constitution means and how to determine the relevance of the framers' "original intent," the Federalist Papers are once again essential reading. In Liberty's Blueprint legal scholar Michael Meyerson presents a much-needed introduction to how the Federalist Papers were written and the philosophical thinking that shaped the Constitution."--Jacket
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 309 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-297) and index.
ISBN:9780786747887
0786747889