The Essential Antifederalist
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|Author||: William B. Allen,Gordon Lloyd|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
At the pivotal moment in the history of the United States of America, ratification of the Constitution was championed by James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton in a series of newspaper articles known as the Federalist Papers. In answer to these arguments and as a way of pointing up flaws and weaknesses in the Constitution itself, a number of political thinkers (who mostly used pseudonyms) argued against ratification through articles and speeches which have collectively come to be known as the 'Antifederalist Papers.' This edited collection of readings from Antifederalist thought was first published in 1985. Here presented with a completely revised and updated interpretive essay from the editors and expanded to cover the period of the founding from 1776-91, this book is the most complete one-volume collection of its kind.
|Author||: Bernard Bailyn,Robert Allison|
|Editor||: Library of America|
Return to the nation's founding to rediscover the dramatic original debates--on presidential power, religious liberty, foreign corruption, and more--that still shape our world today When the Constitutional Convention adjourned on September 17, 1787, few Americans anticipated the document that emerged from its secret proceedings. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the other framers had fashioned something radically new, a strong national government with broad powers. A fierce storm of argument soon broke out in advance of the state ratifying conventions that would decide the new plan's fate as Federalist supporters, Antifederalist opponents, and seekers of a middle ground praised, condemned, challenged, and analyzed the new Constitution. Here, in chronological order, are more than sixty newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and private letters written or delivered during this ratification debate. Along with familiar figures such as Madison, Hamilton, and Patrick Henry, are dozens of lesser-known but equally engaged and passionate participants. The most famous writings of the period--especially the key Federalist essays--are placed in context alongside the arguments of insightful Antifederalists such as "Brutus" and the "Federal Farmer." Crucial issues quickly take center stage--the need for a Bill of Rights, the controversial compromises over slavery and the slave trade, whether religious tests should be imposed--and on questions that continue to engage and divide Americans: the relationship between the national government and the states, the dangers of unchecked presidential power and the remedy of impeachment, the proper role of the Supreme Court, fears of foreign and domestic corruption, and the persistent challenge of making representative government work in a large and diverse nation.
|Author||: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing|
Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states' rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The texts of the chief constitutional documents of the early Republic are included as well. David Wootton's illuminating Introduction examines the history of such American principles of government as checks and balances, the separation of powers, representation by election, and judicial independence—including their roots in the largely Scottish, English, and French new science of politics. It also offers suggestions for reading The Federalist, the classic elaboration of these principles written in defense of a new Constitution that sought to apply them to the young Republic.
|Author||: William Barclay Allen,Gordon Lloyd|
|Editor||: University Press of Amer|
The most comprehensive one-volume access to Antifederalist thought, this volume offers a selected anthology of readings excerpted from the body of Antifederalist writing. Co-published with the Center for the Study of the Constitution.
|Author||: David Wootton|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing|
Through a judicious selection of the classic essays from 1787-1788 by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay in defence of the new federal Constitution -- together with key writings by the Anti-Federalists -- Wootton captures the essentials of the 18th-century American debate on federalism in this modernised edition and frames it with a brilliant and engaging Introduction. Includes the U. S. Constitution.
|Author||: David J. Siemers|
|Editor||: Stanford University Press|
This book explains how the United States Constitution made the transition from a very divisive proposal to a consensually legitimate framework for governing. The Federalists' proposal had been bitterly opposed, and constitutional legitimation required a major transformation. The story of that transformation is the substance of this book.
|Author||: David Wootton|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated|
Here, in a single volume, is a selection of the classic critiques of the new Constitution penned by such ardent defenders of states' rights and personal liberty as George Mason, Patrick Henry, and Melancton Smith; pro-Constitution writings by James Wilson and Noah Webster; and thirty-three of the best-known and most crucial Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The texts of the chief constitutional documents of the early Republic are included as well. David Wootton's illuminating Introduction examines the history of such American principles of government as checks and balances, the separation of powers, representation by election, and judicial independence including their roots in the largely Scottish, English, and French new science of politics. It also offers suggestions for reading The Federalist, the classic elaboration of these principles written in defense of a new Constitution that sought to apply them to the young Republic."
|Author||: William Barclay Allen|
|Editor||: Peter Lang|
Washington's political philosophy - radical for his time - was a commitment to the belief that law can never make just what is in its nature unjust. Before the close of the Revolutionary War, he had conceived of a union based on the progressive principle that the American people would qualify for self-government in the sense of free institutions in proportion to their moral capacity to govern themselves by the light of reason. Washington managed the conflicts over the spoils of victory that threatened to fracture the union. Containing this discord within the walls of the Constitution may be considered his single greatest achievement.
|Author||: Quentin P. Taylor|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers|
The Essential Federalist presents a bold new approach to The Federalist Papers. By careful selection, reorganization, and annotation of the document's meaningful passages, this book showcases the 'essential' Federalist in a way that helps readers decipher the best of the commentary. Careful headings, notes, and indexing make this an excellent guide for anyone who seeks to understand this powerful resource.
|Author||: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison|
|Editor||: Read Books Ltd|
Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.
|Author||: Brian Frederick|
Brian Frederick uses empirical data to scrutinize whether representation has been diminished by keeping a ceiling on the number of seats available in the House and argues that now is the time for the House to be increased in order to better represent a rapidly growing country.
|Author||: William Barclay Allen,Kevin A. Cloonan|
|Editor||: Peter Lang|
Based on lectures delivered for the US Constitution's bicentennial. Allen (political science, Michigan State U. ) and Cloonan (government, James Madison U.) counter arguments that the Federalist Papers (1787) are not very accessible or relevant to government today by overviewing issues addressed in the 85 essays and specific principles framing current governance. Appends references to these papers in Supreme Court cases. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Author||: Richard C. Box|
Selected Contents: Part I. Introduction to the Central Issues: Context, Change, and Democracy1. Scope and Content of Public Administration2. Time and Change: The Environment of Public Administration3. Democracy, Citizenship, and Governmental StructurePart II. Debate and Decision in the Founding EraThe Federalist PapersPapers 10, 17, and 51The Anti-Federalist Response and Tocqueville's Concerns about DemocracyThe Ideas of the Founding Generation in the Present; Reading 2.1 The Federalist Papers, Nos. 10, 17, & 51Reading 2.2 The Federalist Papers Reader: "Introduction," Frederick QuinnReading 2.3 The Essential Antifederalist: "Interpretative Essay," W.B. AllenReading 2.4 "What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear," Alexis De TocquevilleReading 2.5 "The Future of the American Bureaucratic System," Richard J. Stillman IIPart III. Community and the IndividualConcerns about the Nature of CommunitiesIn Celebration of CommunityReading 3.1 "The Nature of Community Governance," Richard C. BoxReading 3.2 "The Quest for a Civil Society," Don E. EberlyReading 3.3 Community and the Politics of Place: "Barn Raising," Daniel KemmisPart IV. Social Equity and Economic EfficiencyPublic Administration Takes an Outward-Looking Approach to Social Condition...Then Turns Inward to Managerial EfficiencyReading 4.1 New Public Administration: "Introduction," H. George FredericksonReading 4.2 "Running Government Like a Business: Implications for Public Administration Theory and Practice," Richard C. BoxReading 4.3 "The Big Questions of Public Administration in a Democracy," John J. KirlinPart V. The Public Service Practitioner in a Democratic SocietyReading 5.1 "Practitioners," Richard C. BoxReading5.2 "New Public Management and Substantive Democracy," Richard C. BoxReading 5.3 "Citizens and Administrators: Roles and Relationships," Cheryl Simrell
|Author||: Scott F. Abernathy|
|Editor||: CQ Press|
Real People. Real Stories. Real Politics. Politics involves people, from many backgrounds, struggling to make their voices heard. Real people, telling their stories, reflect our ideals, choices, and collective experiences as a nation. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to these voices, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. Each chapter features real stories illustrating how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. Students learn the nuts and bolts of political science through these compelling stories. Learning concepts in context is a tested learning technique that works to help ideas stick. The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, too, are strategic players in American politics, with voices that matter. Just like the Full version, The Essentials edition is perfect for instructors who don’t wish to cover the last three chapters on policy.
|Author||: Saul Cornell|
|Editor||: UNC Press Books|
Fear of centralized authority is deeply rooted in American history. The struggle over the U.S. Constitution in 1788 pitted the Federalists, supporters of a stronger central government, against the Anti-Federalists, the champions of a more localist vision of politics. But, argues Saul Cornell, while the Federalists may have won the battle over ratification, it is the ideas of the Anti-Federalists that continue to define the soul of American politics. While no Anti-Federalist party emerged after ratification, Anti-Federalism continued to help define the limits of legitimate dissent within the American constitutional tradition for decades. Anti-Federalist ideas also exerted an important influence on Jeffersonianism and Jacksonianism. Exploring the full range of Anti-Federalist thought, Cornell illustrates its continuing relevance in the politics of the early Republic. A new look at the Anti-Federalists is particularly timely given the recent revival of interest in this once neglected group, notes Cornell. Now widely reprinted, Anti-Federalist writings are increasingly quoted by legal scholars and cited in Supreme Court decisions--clear proof that their authors are now counted among the ranks of America's founders.
|Author||: Patrick Henry|
|Editor||: Courier Dover Publications|
Never collected in a definitive form and written using pseudonyms, these essays, speeches, and letters warned of the dangers inherent in a powerful central government, helping shape the passage of the United States Bill of Rights.
|Author||: John P. Kaminski,Richard Leffler|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Examines six issues in the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787-1788, using documents by eighteenth-century writers, both antifederalists and federalists, to look at the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President, the Judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and the nature of republican government.
|Author||: Bernard Bailyn|
Debates in the press and in private correspondence September 17, 1787 - January 12, 1788; Debates in the state ratifying conventions: Pennsylvania, Novenmber 20 - December 15, 1787; Connecticut, January 3 - 9, 1788; and Massachusetts, January 9 - February 7, 1788.
|Author||: Michael J. Faber|
|Editor||: American Political Thought|
What would an Anti-Federalist Constitution look like? Because we view the Constitution through the lens of the Federalists who came to control the narrative, we tend to forget those who opposed its ratification. And yet the Anti-Federalist arguments, so critical to an understanding of the Constitution's origins and meaning, resonate throughout American history. By reconstructing these arguments and tracing their development through the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber presents an alternative perspective on constitutional history. Telling, in a sense, the other side of the story of the Constitution, his book offers key insights into the ideas that helped to form the nation's founding document and that continue to inform American politics and public life. Faber identifies three distinct strands of political thought that eventually came together in a clear and coherent Anti-Federalism position: (1) the individual and the potential for governmental tyranny; (2) power, specifically the states as defenders of the people; and (3) democratic principles and popular sovereignty. After clarifying and elaborating these separate strands of thought and analyzing a well-known proponent of each, Faber goes on to tell the story of the resistance to the Constitution, focusing on ideas but also following and explaining events and strategies. Finally, he produces a "counterfactual" Anti-Federalist Constitution, summing up the Anti-Federalist position as it might have emerged had the opposition drafted the document. How would such a constitution have worked in practice? A close consideration reveals the legacy of the Anti-Federalists in early American history, in the US Constitution and its role in the nation's political life.