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The Resource James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation, Jeff Broadwater

James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation, Jeff Broadwater

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James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation
Title
James Madison
Title remainder
a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Broadwater
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 more about the origins of the American republic than our fourth president. In these pages, Madison emerges as a remarkably resilient politician, an unlikely wartime leader who survived repeated setbacks in the War of 1812 with his popularity intact. Yet Broadwater shows that despite his keen intelligence, the more Madison thought about one issue, race, the more muddled his thinking became, and his conviction that white prejudices were intractable prevented him from fully grappling with the dilemma of American slavery
Writing style
Award
Ragan Old North State Award Cup for Nonfiction, 2012.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10083505
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broadwater, Jeff
Dewey number
  • 973.5/1092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.B76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Madison, James
  • Presidents
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a son of Virginia and a founder of the nation
Label
James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation, Jeff Broadwater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780807835302
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 748290861
  • (OCoLC)748290861
Label
James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation, Jeff Broadwater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780807835302
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 748290861
  • (OCoLC)748290861

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