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The last of the fathers : James Madison and the Republican legacy

Author: Drew R McCoy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a prizewinning highly personal biography of James Madison, father of the United States Constitution.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; Madison, James <1751-1836>; James Madison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Drew R McCoy
ISBN: 0521364078 9780521364072 0521407729 9780521407724
OCLC Number: 18191938
Awards: American Historical Association John H. Dunning Prize for U.S. history, 1989.
Description: xvii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Prologue; 1. The character of the good statesman; 2. The character of the good republic: justice, stability, and the constitution; 3. Retrospect and prospect: Congress and the perils of popular government; 4. Memory and meaning: nullification and the lost world of the founding; 5. The republic transformed: population, economy, and society; 6. Accommodation: the old dominion; 7. Despair: the peculiar institution; 8. Legacy: the strange career of William Cebell Rives; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Drew R. McCoy.
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'What makes this thoroughly researched study all the more enjoyable is McCoy's accomplishment as a biographer. He knows Madison; he is acquainted with the man rather than with an historical figure. Read more...

 
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