Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Allen, W. B., and Gordon Lloyd. “Interpretive Essay.” In The Essential Antifederalist, pp. viii-xiv. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1985.

Examines the importance of Anti-Federalist thought to American government, particularly the Bill of Rights.

Draper, Theodore. “Hume and Madison: The Secrets of Federalist Paper No. 10.” Encounter 58, no. 2 (Fall 1982): 34-47.

Explores the theory that Madison's ideas for the “extended republic” were influenced by Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume.

Niegorski, Walter. “The Anti-Federalists: Collected and Interpreted.” The Review of Politics 46, no. 1 (January 1984): 113-25.

Reviews scholarship on the Anti-Federalists.

Quinn, Frederick. Introduction to The Federalist Papers Reader, pp. 3-33. Washington D.C.: Seven Locks Press, 1993.

Outlines the history of the thought behind The Federalist Papers and details the significant propositions of the text.

Rombes, Nicholas. “Speculative Discourse: Uses of the Future in the Declaration, The Federalist Papers, Jefferson, and Paine.” In Making America/Making American Literature: Franklin to Cooper, edited by A. Robert Lee and W. M. Verhoeven, pp. 77-92. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1996.

Compares The Federalist Papers to other significant early American writings.

Sorenson, Leonard R. “The Federalist Papers on The Constitutionality of Executive Prerogative.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 19, no. 2 (Spring 1989): 267-83.

Interprets Publius's “doctrine of proportionate means” as supporting executive prerogative, and reviews the scholarly and judicial debate over its constitutionality.

Storing, Herbert J. Introduction to The Complete Anti-Federalist, pp. 3-23. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Maintains that the writings of the Anti-Federalists are central to understanding the ideas of the Founding Fathers, and focuses on what Anti-Federalists considered important to the defense of individual liberty.