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Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law
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Katherine Brown’s forcefully and persuasively argued book reminds us that Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation included his work in law. He was a founding father of American law whose jurisprudence greatly influenced early American constitutionalism. Scholars generally regard Hamilton as a relentless defender of strong central government, but Brown makes the case for Hamilton’s more balanced federalism and his introduction of the doctrine of corresponding powers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Alexander Hamilton, Lawyer and Lawmaker
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. Creating the Federal Magistracy: Discretionary Power and the Energetic Executive
  2. pp. 18-56
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  1. 2. Administrative Accommodation in the Federal Magistracy
  2. pp. 57-84
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  1. 3. Creating the “Commercial Republic”: Neutrality and Law in the American Courts
  2. pp. 85-112
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  1. 4. Developing the Jurisprudence of Federalism: Hamilton’s Defense of Federal Fiscal Powers
  2. pp. 113-149
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  1. 5. “A Most Valuable Auxiliary”: Securing Foreign Capital with the Law of the Land
  2. pp. 150-173
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  1. 6. Litigation, Liberty, and the Law: Hamilton’s Common Law Rights Strategy
  2. pp. 174-205
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  1. Conclusion: The Federalist
  2. pp. 206-214
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 215-266
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-308
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  1. Back Cover
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