The Federalist Papers Author:Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter With an introduction, table of contents, and index of ideas by Clinton Rossiter. — The Federalist Papers written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay, brilliantly defend what was in their day a revolutionary charter - the Constitution of the United States. The Federalist Papers explain the complexities of a constitutional government - its political stru... more »cture and principles based on the inherent rights of man.
Scholars have long regarded this work as a milestone in political science and a classic of American political theory.
The Mentor Federalist Papers is based on the original McLean edition of 1788. Clinton Rossiter, John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University, has prepared a new Introduction; an expanded Table of Contents, with a brief precis of each essay; an Appendix containing the Constitution, with cross reference to The Federalist Papers; and an Index of Ideas that lists and gives reference to the major political concepts discussed.« less