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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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James Madison survived longer than any other member of the most remarkable generation of political leaders in American history. Born in the middle of the eighteenth century as a subject of King George II, the Father of the United States Constitution lived until 1836, when he died a citizen of Andrew Jackson's republic. For over forty years he played a pivotal role in the creation and defense of a new political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; James Madison; 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: The character of the good statesman --
The character of the good republic : justice, stability, and the constitution --
Retrospect and prospect : Congress and the perils of popular government --
Memory and meaning : nullification and the lost world of the founding --
The republic transformed : population, economy, and society --
Accommodation: the old dominion --
Despair : the peculiar institution --
Legacy : the strange career of William Cebell Rives.
Responsibility: Drew R. McCoy.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_107905
991000286379705351

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James Madison lived a truly extraordinary life, from a sickly teenager, through to a leading figure in the American Revolution and 'father of the constitution', to an old age in which he witnessed  Read more...
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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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