Other books byJames Madison
The Federalist Papers
This authoritative edition of the complete texts of theFederalist Papers,the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution features supporting essays in which leading scholars provide historical context and analysis. An introduction by Ian Shapiro offers an overview of the publication of theFederalistPapersand their importance. In three additional essays, John Dunn explores the composition of theFederalist Papersand the conflicting agendas of its authors; Eileen Hunt Botting explains how early advocates of women’s rights, most prominently Mercy Otis Warren, Judith Sargent Murray, and Charles Brockden Brown, responded to the Federalist-Antifederalist debates; and Donald Horowitz discusses theFederalist Papersfrom the perspective of recent experiments with democracy and constitution-making around the world. These essays both illuminate the original texts and encourage active engagement with them.
Published serially in several New York papers between October 1787 and August 1788, the eighty-five Federalist Papers written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the pseudonym “Publius” advocated ratification of the proposed U.S. Constitution. Together these articles constitute one of the greatest American contributions to political thought. In his introductory essay, Cass R. Sunstein argues that in rejecting the claims of classical republicanism Publius embraces deliberative democracy, and reminds us that Publius’s arguments bear on current debates and “offer lessons for making war and making peace, and for domestic emergencies of many different kinds.” The John Harvard Library text reproduces that of the first book edition (1788), modernizing spelling and capitalization.
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America
A pocket edition of America's founding documents.
Federalist Papers, written by legendary author Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Federalist Papers is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, The Federalist Papers would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.