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The Federalist
Jacob E. Cooke, ed.

1961 • 704 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
American History / Political Science & Government

$37.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6077-3
$29.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7095-6

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“The present edition . . . is the most complete and accurate that has yet appeared . . . Everyone who is interested in either the principles or the practice of government—in the age of the Fathers or in our own era of perplexity—should read it in part at least.”—Dumas Malone, History Book Club Review

The definitive edition of the historic essays by ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JAMES MADISON and JOHN JAY, fully annotated and reproduced from the original text.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Cooke studied the text of the complete Federalist, and happily for scholars, he determined to print this separate edition embodying his discoveries. He ends at last our previous ignorance in two important areas: first, in recording the printing history of the individual essays in the four New York papers where they originally appeared; second, in reporting all the changes the Publius (Hamilton and Madison) made (or sanctioned) in the primary newspaper text when it was reissued in book form in 1788, 1802 and 1817. Cooke’s edition, thus, is the first definitive, variorum edition of the text of this much reprinted classic.”Douglas Adair, The William and Mary Quarterly


History Book Club's Books for College Libraries (1988) Commendation

JACOB E. COOKE, author and editor of many books on U.S. history, received a B.A.from the University of North Carolina and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. fro Columbia University. His honors and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for Humanities fellowship. He has taught at Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, and Columbia University, and is now professor of history at Lafayette College. His home is in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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