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The Resource James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R. C. Gutzman

James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Label
James Madison and the making of America
Title
James Madison and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first full-length biography, in over a decade, of James Madison, our fourth President and icon of the conservative movement. In it, the author, a historian looks beyond Madison's traditional moniker, "The Father of the Constitution", to find a more complex and realistic portrait of this influential Founding Father. Instead of an idealized portrait of Madison, the author treats readers to the story of a man who often performed his founding deeds in spite of himself: Madison's fame rests on his participation in the writing of The Federalist Papers and his role in drafting the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Yet, he thought that the Bill of Rights was unnecessary and insisted that it not be included in the unamended Constitution which, he lamented, was entirely inadequate and, likely, would soon fail. Madison helped to create the first American political party, the first party to call itself "Republican", but only after he had argued that political parties, in general, were harmful. Madison served as Secretary of State and, then, as President during the early years of the United States and the War of 1812; however, the American foreign policy he implemented in 1801-1817 ultimately resulted in the British burning down the Capitol and the White House. Virtually all of his great accomplishments, such as his contributions to The Federalist Papers, are now misunderstood. His greatest legacy, the disestablishment of Virginia's state church and adoption of the libertarian Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, is often omitted from discussion of his career
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.G88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
From subject to citizen, 1751-76 -- Winning the Revolution, 1776-87 -- The Philadelphia Convention, 1787 -- Ratifying the Constitution, part one: The Federalist, 1787-88 -- Ratifying the Constitution, part two: The Richmond Convention, 1788 -- Inaugurating the Constitution, 1788-1800 -- Secretary of State, then President, 1800-17 -- An active retirement, 1817-36
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780312625009
Lccn
2011033229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn740627001
  • (OCoLC)740627001
Label
James Madison and the making of America, Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
From subject to citizen, 1751-76 -- Winning the Revolution, 1776-87 -- The Philadelphia Convention, 1787 -- Ratifying the Constitution, part one: The Federalist, 1787-88 -- Ratifying the Constitution, part two: The Richmond Convention, 1788 -- Inaugurating the Constitution, 1788-1800 -- Secretary of State, then President, 1800-17 -- An active retirement, 1817-36
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780312625009
Lccn
2011033229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn740627001
  • (OCoLC)740627001

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