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    • The Federalist Papers (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written,” The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of the United States. With nearly two-thirds of the essays written by Hamilton, this enduring classic is perfect for modern audiences passionate about his work or seeking a deeper understanding of one of the most important documents in US history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Readable

    • By George on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated and open to often controversial interpretations, the arguments first presented here by three of America's greatest patriots and political theorists were created during a critical moment in our nation's history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Did they have a crystal ball?

    • By Raymond on 06-16-11

    Regular price: $32.19

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Craig Deitschmann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The U.S. Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. It was to become law only if it was ratified by nine of the 13 states. New York was a key state, but it contained strong forces opposing the Constitution. A series of 85 letters appeared in New York City newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788 urging support for the Constitution. These letters remain the first and most authoritative commentary on the American concept of federal government.

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    • Anti-Fed Fed Book

    • By Joy on 06-10-07

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison
    • Narrated by: Monroe Clark McBride
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Federalist Papers were first published in 1787 in the New York press under the signature of "Publius", a psuedonym used by the three authors: John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The essays appeared in book form in 1788 and are generally considered to be one of the most important contributions to political thought made in America. The papers were meant to be influential in the campaign for the adoption of the Constitution by New York state. The authors discussed many general problems of politics in addition to the issues of the Constitution.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers have long been considered to be some of the most important works in political science ever written. The Federalist Papers establishes a method of constitutional government that was the building block for the type of government the United States has operated under for over 200 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Constitutional Refreshment

    • By Charlie on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Federalist Papers

    • Selected Essays
    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles, written between 1897 and 1888, advocating for the ratification of the United States Constitution. They serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Dale K. on 05-27-11

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Federalist Papers

    • By: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • Narrated by: Michael Edwards
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The US Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787. It was to become law only if it was ratified by nine of the 13 states. New York was a key state, but it contained strong forces opposing the Constitution. A series of eighty-five letters appeared in New York City newspapers between October 1787 and August 1788 urging support for the Constitution. These letters remain the first and most authoritative commentary on the American concept of federal government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Gary on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Hamilton Collection

    • The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father
    • By: Dan Tucker - editor, Alexander Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Organized chronologically, this collection of Alexander Hamilton's personal letters, business and governmental correspondence, and excerpts from his most important published writings (including the Federalist Papers) gives listeners insight into this highly influential founding father who engineered the ratification of the US Constitution, created the United States' financial system, and established friendly trade relations with Britain.

    Regular price: $28.50