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Introduction:Hamilton's significance --The personal background of a political theorist --Hamilton's philosophical anthropology --Theoretical foundations of constitutionalism --Hamilton and American constitutional formation --Hamilton's foreign policy --Hamilton's political economy --Hamilton and Jefferson --Conclusion:Hamilton's legacy.

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Genre: History
Author: Michael P. Federici
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2012-07-09
File: 291 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421405391

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America’s first treasury secretary and one of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton stands as one of the nation’s important early statesmen. Michael P. Federici places this Founding Father among the country’s original political philosophers as well. Hamilton remains something of an enigma. Conservatives and liberals both claim him, and in his writings one can find material to support the positions of either camp. Taking a balanced and objective approach, Federici sorts through the written and historical record to reveal Hamilton’s philosophy as the synthetic product of a well-read and pragmatic figure whose intellectual genealogy drew on Classical thinkers such as Cicero and Plutarch, Christian theologians, and Enlightenment philosophers, including Hume and Montesquieu. In evaluating the thought of this republican and would-be empire builder, Federici explains that the apparent contradictions found in the Federalist Papers and other examples of Hamilton’s writings reflect both his practical engagement with debates over the French Revolution, capital expansion, commercialism, and other large issues of his time, and his search for a balance between central authority and federalism in the embryonic American government. This book challenges the view of Hamilton as a monarchist and shows him instead to be a strong advocate of American constitutionalism. Devoted to the whole of Hamilton’s political writing, this accessible and teachable analysis makes clear the enormous influence Hamilton had on the development of American political and economic institutions and policies.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael P. Federici
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2012-07-09
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421406602

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Devoted to the whole of Hamilton’s political writing, this accessible and teachable analysis makes clear the enormous influence Hamilton had on the development of American political and economic institutions and policies.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael P. Federici
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Release: 2012-05-07
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1421405385

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Tracing the history of Madison's thought to his early education in Protestant theology, Sheldon argues that it was a fear of the potential "tyranny of the majority" over individual rights, along with a firmly Calvinist suspicion of the motives of sinful men, that led him to support a constitution creating a strong central government with power over state laws. In this way, Madison aimed to protect individual liberties and provide checks to "spiteful" human interests and selfish parochial prejudices.

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Genre: History
Author: Garrett Ward Sheldon
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2003-02-13
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801871069

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This study examines Hamilton's political thought with a view to his effort of making the American regime function more effectively than it had under the Articles of Confederation. Contents: Revolutionary Leadership and the Problem of Power; Hamilton's Plan of Government and the Resuscitation of Republicanism; Hamilton's Understanding of the American Constitution; Jefferson's Understanding of the American Constitution; Hamilton's Report on Manufactures and Political Philosophy; Hamiltonian Statesmanship and the Washington Presidency; The Political Thought of Hamilton's Statesmanship; The Peculiar Distinctiveness of the American Constitution; Appendix: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and the Crisis of the Constitution.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Morton J. Frisch
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Release: 1991
File: 118 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015001419655

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A political life of Washington -- Classical republican political culture and philosophy -- British liberalism, revolution, union, and foreign affairs -- Protestant Christianity, providence, and the republic.

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Genre: History
Author: Jeffry H. Morrison
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2009-04-15
File: 226 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801891090

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We are currently witnessing a renewal of broad public interest in the life and career of Alexander Hamilton – justly famed as an American founder. This volume examines the possible present-day significance of the man, noting that this is not the first revival of interest in the statesman. Hamilton was a major background figure in the GOP politics of the Gilded Age, with the powerful US Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. drawing on Hamilton to inspire a new, assertive American role in the world. Hamilton was first prominent as a soldier and aide to General Washington, and believed in centralization of power in the federal government and an energetic presidency. He founded the American financial system as the first Secretary of the Treasury, and was a great moving force of America’s first nationalist-conservative party – the Federalists. As shown here, close scholarly attention to Lodge’s biography brings out the darker sides of the celebrated hero. Hamilton’s deeper conviction was the need of an elitist “aristocratic republic,” and he was an advocate of military-commercial empire. The Gilded Age Hamilton revival helped inspire the Spanish-American war of 1898 and an American overseas empire. This book will be of interest for students and professionals in political philosophy, political science, American history and American studies.

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Genre: History
Author: H.G. Callaway
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2018-11-23
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781527522237

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Examines how Hamilton's thoughts and experiences about public administration theory and practice have shaped the nation American public administration inherited from Alexander Hamilton a distinct republican framework through which we derive many of our modern governing standards and practices. His administrative theory flowed from his republican vision, prescribing not only the how of administration but also what should be done and why. Administration and policy merged seamlessly in his mind, each conditioning the other. His Anti-Federalist detractors clearly saw this and fought his vision tooth and nail. That conflict endures to this day because Americans still have not settled on just one vision of the American republic. That is why, Richard Green argues, Hamilton is a pivotal figure in our current reckoning. If we want to more fully understand ourselves and our ways of governing today, we must start by understanding Hamilton, and we cannot do that without exploring his administrative theory and practice in depth. Alexander Hamilton's Public Administration considers Hamilton both as a founder of the American republic, steeped in the currents of political philosophy and science of his day, and as its chief administrative theorist and craftsman, deeply involved in establishing the early institutions and policies that would bring his interpretation of the written Constitution to life. Accordingly, this book addresses the complex mix of classical and modern ideas that informed his vision of a modern commercial and administrative republic; the administrative ideas, institutions, and practices that flowed from that vision; and the substantive policies he deemed essential to its realization. Green's analysis grows out of an immersion in Hamilton's extant papers, including reports, letters, pamphlets, and essays. Readers will find a comprehensive explanation of his theoretical contributions and a richly detailed account of his ideas and practices in historical context.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Richard T. Green
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Release: 2019
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780817320164

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release: 2018-08-20
File: 497 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781528785877

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An incisive account of the tumultuous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and of the origins of our wealthy yet highly unequal nation In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born they broke over the meaning of its founding document. Hamilton emphasized economic growth, Madison the importance of republican principles. Jay Cost is the first to argue that both men were right--and that their quarrel reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of the American experiment. He shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history, and that continues to fracture our politics to this day.

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Genre: History
Author: Jay Cost
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2018-06-05
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781541697485

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