Works of FISHER AMES (2 Vol. set) 1854


WORKS OF FISHER AMES. WITH A SELECTION FROM HIS SPEECHES AND CORRESPONDENCE. (VOL. I. & II.) Edited by his son; Seth Ames, Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1854.


Fisher Ames' work is essential reading for all students of the early American republic."--Journal of the Early Republic.


Fisher Ames was a leading New England Federalist and sublime critic of Jacobin Democracy and the French Revolution. During the presidency of George Washington, he was the leader of his party in the House of Representatives. Ames was active in public life from 1787 through 1807 and was instrumental in one drafting of the First Amendment to the Constitution. His witty, often brilliant, letters, speeches, and essays offered a sustained defense of conservative principles and insight into the Federalist theory of government.


Green cover with gilt spine title. Solid binding with clean pages and light cover wear. Two volume set.


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