James Madison A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation / Jeff Broadwater.
- Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
- Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2014
1 online resource (285 p.)
- Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1809-1817.
- Childrens subjects:
- Madison, James, 1751-1836.
- Electronic books.
- 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 revolution. In this biography, Jeff Broadwater focuses on Madison's role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution of the party system, his relationship with Dolley Madison, his performance as a wartime commander in chief, and his views on slavery. From Broadwater's perspective, no single figure can tell us m
- 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.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-258) and index.
Description based on print version record.
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