The Authority for Federalism: Madison's Negative and the Origins of Federal Ideology

@article{LaCroix2010TheAF,
  title={The Authority for Federalism: Madison's Negative and the Origins of Federal Ideology},
  author={Alison L. LaCroix},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={28},
  pages={451 - 505}
}
The Philadelphia convention of 1787 looms enormous in many accounts of U.S. constitutional history, serving as the set piece in which various and muddled worldviews, theories, interests, and allegiances gelled into a coherent science and structure of politics. The Convention thus becomes time zero in the chronology of U.S. political and constitutional development, a finite and forward-looking first moment defining, for good or ill, the terms according which subsequent debates regarding the… 
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