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The Resource The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy, Jay Cost

The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy, Jay Cost

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The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy
Title
The price of greatness
Title remainder
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy
Statement of responsibility
Jay Cost
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's bitterly personal falling out. Together they helped bring the Constitution into being, yet soon after the new republic was born they broke over the meaning of its founding document. Hamilton emphasized economic growth, Madison the importance of republican principles. Jay Cost is the first to argue that both men were right--and that their quarrel reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of the American experiment. He shows that each man in his own way came to accept corruption as a necessary cost of growth. The Price of Greatness reveals the trade-off that made the United States the richest nation in human history, and that continues to fracture our politics to this day
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cost, Jay
Dewey number
973.2/6
Index
index present
LC call number
E310
LC item number
.C795 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Madison, James
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • United States
Label
The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy, Jay Cost
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great desideratum -- One great American system -- Doing full justice -- The tool and the tyrant -- Vexations and spoliation -- Metaphysical war -- Intrigue and corruption -- The vilest of cheats
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edtion.
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781541697461
Lccn
2017042662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1005564734
  • (OCoLC)1005564734
Label
The price of greatness : Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and the creation of American oligarchy, Jay Cost
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The great desideratum -- One great American system -- Doing full justice -- The tool and the tyrant -- Vexations and spoliation -- Metaphysical war -- Intrigue and corruption -- The vilest of cheats
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edtion.
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781541697461
Lccn
2017042662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1005564734
  • (OCoLC)1005564734

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