The Greatest American, Alexander Hamilton; An Historical Analysis Of His Life And Works Together…

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byArthur Hendrick Vandenberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1921 Excerpt: ... 'he Federalist" was the name given to a series of eighty-five articles appearing in Npw York publications dining the months when the Constitution hung in the balances. "Together they form one of the great classics of Government," Dr. Charles W. Eliot has declared, prefacing their notice in the Harvard Classics. Not only is this true, but far higher praise might well be their due without exaggeration. In clarity of logic, force of appeal, projection of vision and wisdom of advice they come down through the decades with a living message which in many respects is not second even to Washington's Farewell Address in wisdom and homily. Their influence at the time of publication cannot be over-estimated. They were the torch that lighted the dark and sorely beset paths of that minority of New York's citizenship which believed in the new Republic. They were charts of reassurance to the new Constitution's friends; unanswerable indictments to its foes. They were as daring as they were sound. Without them, certainly without their dominating author, New York would have rejected the Constitution. New York's rejection would have broken the Union ere it was launched. All of these essays were addressed "to the people of the State of New York." They appeared in The Independent Journal, The Packet, The Daily Advertiser, and in McLean's Edition, from the autumn of 1787 to the spring of 1788. All of them bore one simple signature--"Publius." But their true source of authorship is undisguised. John Jay wrote five. James Madison wrote fourteen. Hamilton and Madison probably collaborated on three. The source of twelve are in doubt as to whether born of Hamilton or Madison. But fiftyone, comprising far the major portion and the major motif, are the acknowledged product of Hamilton'...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1921 Excerpt: ... 'he Federalist" was the name given to a series of eighty-five articles appearing in Npw York publications dining the months when...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217628621

ISBN - 13:9780217628624

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