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James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic / Edition 3

James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic / Edition 3

by Jack RakoveJack Rakove
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In this biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Rakove examines the life and legacy of James Madison, one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each of the titles in the Library of American Biography Series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321430762
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/06/2006
Series: Library of American Biography Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. Piedmont and Princeton.
2. Politics as a Vocation.
3. Congressman.
4. Legislator.
5. Extending the Republic.
6. The Great Convention.
7. Vindicating the Constitution.
8. Launching the Government.
9. Into Opposition.
10. Europe's Strife.
11. Party Leader.
12. A Beleaguered Minority.
13. Secretary of State.
14. Troubled Diplomacy.
15. From Defeat, Victory.
16. Outliving Himself.
17. The Legacy of the Founder.

Study and Discussion Questions.
A Note on the Sources.

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