James Wilson

Founding Father, 1742-1798
Charles Page Smith
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Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: OIEAHC
Cloth/Hardcover Publication Date: 04/1956
Reprint Date: 04/2011
Pages: 448
Paperback ISBN: 9780807897805
Paperback Publication Date: 04/2011


James Wilson, signer of the federal constitution and one of the most influential leaders in the formative period of the republic, has been the only great figure of his age to be without a biography. As a consequence his name is virtually unknown to the general public. It was in the task of framing a sound government for the republic that Wilson, one of the principal theorists of federalism, made his greatest contribution to the future welfare and stability of his country.

Originally published in 1956.

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