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James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation

Author: Jeff Broadwater
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work chronicles the President's life, including his role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution, and his performance as commander in chief during the War of 1812. James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Broadwater
ISBN: 9780807835302 0807835307
OCLC Number: 748290861
Description: xvi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Religion and revolution --
A republican constitution --
From ratification to the Bill of Rights --
The origins of the party system --
The politics of charm and the limits of diplomacy --
A founder as commander in chief --
Slavery, sectionalism, and the decline of the Old Dominion.
Responsibility: Jeff Broadwater.

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From Broadwater's view, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than our fourth president. Madison was remarkably resilient and survived repeated setbacks in the  Read more...
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[Broadwater's] biography is very solid and scholarly. . . the best medium-sized life of Madison that we have.--Gordon S. Wood, "The New York Review of Books"

 
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