The Federalist Papers
By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Introduction and Notes by Charles R. Kesler. ISBN 978-0-451-52881-0. Copyright 1961. Softcover with 648 pages including notes and index.
Based on the original McLean edition of 1788, this special edition of the Federalist Papers includes textual notes and a selected bibliography by Charles R. Kesler, a table of contents with a brief precis of each essay, an appendix with a copy of the Constitution cross-referenced to The Federalist Papers, an index of ideas listing major political concepts discussed, and copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.
The Federalist Papers explains the complexities of a constitutional government; its political structure and principles based on the inherent rights of man. Scholars have long regarded this work as a milestone in political science and a classic of American political theory.