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The Federalist—a treatise on free government in peace and security—is one of the most important contributions to the literature on constitutional democracy and federalism in the United States. Scholars, lawyers, judges, and statesmen in the United States and abroad have lauded the impact of The Federalist. John Quincy Adams referred to the papers as a "classical work in the English language, and a commentary on the Constitution of the United States, of scarcely less authority than the Constitution itself." Since the publication of the papers, historians have analyzed the collected work from a variety of approaches, but at the time that Gottfried Dietze wrote in 1960, scholars mainly concentrated on specific components of The Federalist. Dietze intervened in this scholarship by offering a comprehensive study of the work, which promoted federalism as both a means for establishing free government and securing peace within a federal state and for maintaining security under the threat of foreign powers. In addition to a theoretical examination of the text, Dietze brings in a historical component by fleshing out how its authors were shaped by the political atmosphere in which they lived and how their writings transformed political literature for generations to come

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface, 1999
  2. G. D.
  3. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  1. I. The Federalist—A General Appreciation
  2. pp. 3-38
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  1. Book One: Historical Setting
  1. II. The American Revolution and Union
  2. pp. 41-69
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  1. III. The Federalist—An Outgrowth of the American Revolution
  2. pp. 70-102
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  1. Book Two: Analysis
  1. PART One. The Federalist as a Treatise on Free Government: IV. Jay on Free Government
  2. pp. 105-111
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  1. V. Madison on Free Government
  2. pp. 112-140
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  1. VI. Hamilton on Free Government
  2. pp. 141-175
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  1. PART Two. The Federalist as a Treatise on Peace and Security: VII. The Federalist on Peace
  2. pp. 177-218
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  1. VIII. The Federalist on Security
  2. pp. 219-254
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  1. PART Three. Final Remarks: IX. Analysis of the Federalist-Conclusions
  2. pp. 255-285
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  1. Book Three: Theoretical Setting
  1. X. The Federalist—Its Roots and Contributions
  2. pp. 289-331
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  1. Conclusion
  1. XI. The Federalist—Values and Prospects
  2. pp. 335-354
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 355-358
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  1. Outline of Contents
  2. pp. 359-367
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 369-378
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421434728
Related ISBN
9781421434711
MARC Record
OCLC
1123124110
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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