Monday, October 03, 2005

Thursday's online readings

In addition to a few pages from Ball and Dagger, I'd like you to read The Federalist Papers (#10, 51 and 78) for Thursday's class.

Here they are:


For those of you planning your week, these are each essays of about five pages in length, but they're pretty dense. For those who don't know the background, these are from a series of essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay in 1787 and 1788, in an effort to win over public opinion for the new proposed constitution that would be adopted in 1789. They were published anonymously at the time under the moniker "Publius." Historians are pretty sure 10 and 51 were Madison's and 78 was Hamilton's.


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