The Political Writings of Alexander Hamilton provides a comprehensive collection of Hamilton's most enduringly important political writings, covering his public career, from 1775 to his death in 1804. Presented in a convenient two-volume set, this book provides a unique insight into the political ideas of one of America's leading founders.
Few of America's founders influenced its political system more than Alexander Hamilton. He played a leading role in writing and ratifying the Constitution, was de facto leader of one of America's first two political parties, and was influential in interpreting the scope of the national government's constitutional powers. This comprehensive collection provides Hamilton's most enduringly important political writings, covering his entire public career, from 1775 to his death in 1804. Readers are introduced to Hamilton - in his own words - as defender of the American cause, as an early proponent of a stronger national government, as a founder and protector of the American Constitution, as the nation's first secretary of the treasury, as President George Washington's trusted foreign policy advisor, and as a leader of the Federalist Party. Presented in a convenient two volume set, this book provides a unique insight into the political ideas of one of America's leading founders; a must-have reference source.
Carson Holloway is Professor of Political Science at The University of Nebraska at Omaha. His articles have appeared in The Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science and First Things and Public Discourse. He is the author of Hamilton versus Jefferson in the Washington Administration: Completing the Founding or Betraying the Founding (Cambridge, 2015). Bradford P. Wilson is Executive Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Lecturer in Politics, and Faculty Fellow of Butler College at Princeton University. He is the author/editor of four books on American political and constitutional thought. His writings have appeared in the Review of Metaphysics, American Political Science Review, and Academic Questions, and as chapters in edited volumes.
Volume 1: Introduction; Part I. Young Revolutionary: 1769-82; Part II. Budding Statesman: 1783-7; Part III. Framer and Defender of the Constitution: 1787-9. Volume 2: Part I. Financial Founding Father: 1789-92; Part II. The Challenges of Foreign Policy: 1793-5; Part III. Federalist Party Leader: 1795-1800; Part IV. Elder Statesman: 1801-4; Appendix: Hamilton's death and legacy.
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