The Federalist
The Gideon Edition

By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Edited by George W. Carey and James McClellan


The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.

George W. Carey was Professor of Government at Georgetown University and editor of The Political Science Reviewer.

James McClellan (1937–2005) was James Bryce Visiting Fellow in American Studies at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London.


Aug 2001 | 6 x 9 | 652 Pages

Introduction, reader's guide, preface to the Gideon Edition, glossary, appendixes, index.


978-0-86597-288-9 Hardcover
978-0-86597-289-6 Paperback