A generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities sup-
ported my completion of the final version of this book.
Adaptations of parts of an earlier version appeared in the following
Review of Gerald Stourzh's Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Republican
Government, in The American Political Science Review 67 (June 1973): 637-
"Alexander Hamilton on the Foundation of Good Government," The Political
Science Reviewer 6 (Bicentennial Issue: Fall 1976): 143-214;
"Hamilton's Administrative Republic and the American Presidency," in The
Presidency in the Constitutional Order, edited by Joseph M. Bessette and
Jeffrey Tulis (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1981 ), pp. 65-
"Americanism Abroad," in Constitutionalism in Perspective, edited by Sarah
Baumgartner Thurow (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988),
PP·240 -5 1 .
I am grateful for permission to reprint from those publications. The
following papers also presented earlier versions of parts of this book:
"Alexander Hamilton on the Administration of Liberty," presented to a panel
on "American Liberty: The Problematic Character of a Founding Concept,"
at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association,
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, 10-12 November 1977;
"The Administrative Republic of Alexander Hamilton," presented to a con-