Synopses & Reviews
The Federalist represents one side of one of the most momentous political debates ever conducted: whether to ratify, or to reject, the newly drafted American constitution. This authoritative new edition presents complete texts for all of the eighty-five Federalist papers, along with the sixteen letters of "Brutus", the unknown New York Antifederalist. Each paper is systematically cross-referenced to the other, and both to the appended Articles of Confederation and U.S. Constitution. Terence Ball's editing skills enhance the accessibility of a classic of political thought in action.
The most accessible rendition ever of a classic of political thought in action.
About the Author
Formerly Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota and visiting professor at UC San Diego and Oxford, Terence Ball now teaches political theory at Arizona State University. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, and has edited the political writings of James Mill and (with Joyce Appleby) Thomas Jefferson for the series of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Synopsis; Chronology; Biographical synopses; A note on sources and abbreviations; Bibliographical note; The Federalist; Letters of Brutus; Appendices The Articles of Confederation and Constitution of the United States.