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The political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, Michael P. Federici

Label
The political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton
Title
The political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Federici
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--Pub. desc
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Federici, Michael P
Dewey number
320.092
Index
index present
LC call number
JC211.H24
LC item number
F43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The political philosophy of the American founders
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Political science
  • Political science
Label
The political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, Michael P. Federici
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hamilton and Jefferson
  • Conclusion:
  • Hamilton's legacy
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781421405391
Lccn
2011046456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)761858986
Label
The political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, Michael P. Federici
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hamilton and Jefferson
  • Conclusion:
  • Hamilton's legacy
  • 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9781421405391
Lccn
2011046456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)761858986

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