Adam Tate

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Book Review

Partly National, Partly Federalist

Oliver Ellsworth’s moderate federalism advanced the Connecticut Compromise at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Judiciary Act of 1789, and helped ameliorate the blunt edge of the Alien and Sedition Acts with jury nullification. He is now remembered only by scholars of the era. Perhaps his legacy should be reconsidered.

Adam Tate is professor of history and chair of the Department of Humanities at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.