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Sep 20: Classics Revisited

Classics Revisited

Where:  Henry Ford Centennial Library – Second Floor Ford Collection Room
When:  Wednesday, September 20, 7:00 – 8:00 pm


The Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton et al.

Summary

The Federalist Papers serve as a primary source for interpretation of the Constitution, as they outline the philosophy and motivation of the proposed system of government. The authors of the Federalist Papers wanted to both influence the vote in favor of ratification and shape future interpretations of the Constitution. According to historian Richard B. Morris, they are an “incomparable exposition of the Constitution, a classic in political science unsurpassed in both breadth and depth by the product of any later American writer.” The Federalist Papers consists of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven of the essays were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. This edition also includes the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.

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Other Selections Include:

September 20
Federalist Papers (selections) by Alexander Hamilton et al. 

October 25 (fourth Wednesday)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

November 15
Cicero: Selected Works 

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

December 20
Anne of Green Gables: Book 1 by Lucy M. Montgomery

January 17
In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

February 21
Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

March 21
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Big Read!)

April 18
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

May 16
Ulysses by James Joyce


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