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ISBN-10: 0674035739

ISBN-13: 9780674035737

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Cass R. Sunstein, A. Hamilton

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List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Alexander Hamilton, January 11, 1757 - July 12, 1804 Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757 on the West Indian Island of Nevis. He was the illegitimate son of Scottish trader, James Hamilton and Rachel Faucett Lavien. His mother died in 1769, around the same time his father went bankrupt. Hamilton joined a countinghouse owned by David Bachman and Nicholas Cruger in St. Croix where he excelled at accounting. In 1772, until 1774, Hamilton attended a grammar school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and went on to study at King's College. Hamilton entered the Revolutionary movement in 1774 at a public gathering in New York City with a speech urging the calling of a general meeting of the…    

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), from which he graduated in 1771. In 1776, Madison was elected a delegate to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention, where he was a strong advocate of religious freedom. He then became a Virginia legislator. As delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he became the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution and, later, of the Bill of Rights. Madison served in the first Congress from…    

Robert Scigliano is a professor in the political science department at Boston College and a leading authority on the Constitution.

Alastair Hamilton is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Radical Reformation at the University of Amsterdam, the C. Louise Thijssen-Schoute Professor of the History of Ideas at Leiden University, and the Arcadian Visiting Research Professor at the School of Advanced Study, London University, attached to the Warburg Institute.