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Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born in the West Indies in 1757, the illegitimate child of a Scottish merchant. He came to the American colonies to study at King’s College (now Columbia University), and became an early and ardent supporter of the Revolutionary cause. During the Revolutionary War he was aide-de-camp to George Washington and a member of the Continental Congress. He was a leading figure at the Constitutional Convention (1787) and a principal author of The Federalist Papers. At first Secretary of the Treasury he articulated a policy of protection for manufacturing interests, strong central government, and establishment of a national bank... Read More

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The Federalist Papers
Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay
Bantam Classics | Paperback | January 1982
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21340-9 (0-553-21340-7)

Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated, and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America’s greatest patriots and... Read more






The Federalist
Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, Edited by Robert Scigliano
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75786-0 (0-375-75786-4)

The series of essays that comprise The Federalist constitutes one of the key texts of the American Revolution and the democratic system created in the wake of independence. Written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the proposed Constitution, these papers... Read more





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