Professor Alison LaCroix's new book, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism, delves into an underexplored area of history, shedding light on the nature of a system so important to the development of America. Given the ongoing debates about the framers’ original intent, understanding the true origins of federalism is especially significant. The book has been making a great impression in the legal history world, being called "splendid," "a great achievement,""important," and "groundbreaking."
Dan Hamilton, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, will review Professor LaCroix's book in this space shortly. We look forward to a robust discussion of the book and of the history of federalism, and expect a lively set of comments.