Scott, James Brown. James Madison's Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and their Relation to a More Perfect Society of Nations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1918. xviii, 149 pp. Reprinted 2001, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584771647; ISBN-10: 158477164X. Hardcover. New. $24.95 * An international law context for Madison's notes on the debates of the Federal Convention of 1787. Since the Federal Convention of 1787 was "in fact as well as in form an international conference," Scott examines James Madison's notes from the perspective of international law. Founding father, statesman and political theorist, James Madison [1751-1836] was the primary author of the United States Constitution. While a member of the First Congress, he drafted the Bill of Rights and helped to organize the new Federal government. Along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, he was one of the authors of The Federalist. He established the Democratic-Republican Party with Thomas Jefferson. Elected in 1809, Madison served two terms as president. He was, without question, one of the most influential national leaders in the early years of the United States. JAMES BROWN SCOTT [1866-1943] was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of International Law and secretary of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The guiding force behind the American Society of International Law, he played a key role in several important diplomatic conferences. His books on international law include Resolutions of the Institute of International Law Dealing with the Law of Nations (1916), The Catholic Conception of International Law (1934) and Law, The State and the International Community (1939). ".an excellent resume of the history of the Federal Convention of 1787, primarily in the light of Madison's Notes of the Debates." Henry Wolf Bikle, Harvard Law Review 33:744.
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