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James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

Jeff Broadwater

Abstract

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. This biography 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 the author's perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origin ... More

Keywords: James Madison, political theorist, revolution, religious freedom, Virginia, Bill of Rights, party system, Dolley Madison, commander in chief, slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835302
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869918_broadwater

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Broadwater, author