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A companion to James Madison and James Monroe [electronic resource] /
edited by Stuart Leibiger.
imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
description
xvii, 585 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
9780470655221 (hardback : alk. paper)
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imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
isbn
9780470655221 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8577000
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [541]-557) and index.
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"Leibigers volume manages to be at once authoritative and innovative. It brings together a remarkable roster of experts to present a trove of original, often pathbreaking essays on our fourth and fifth presidents. The juxtaposition of Madison and Monroe¯neighbors, colleagues, sometime rivals¯is a canny editorial choice, destabilizing old assumptions and providing unexpected insights into the founding era." Robert P. Forbes, University of Connecticut "These finely-crafted essays can be read either as two complete biographies or as thirty-two beacons illuminating the political thought and private and public lives of America's fourth and fifth presidents." John Kaminski, University of Wisconsin "This superbly edited collection of essays by noted scholars provides state-of-the-art assessments that illuminate their topics, make original arguments, and will become the starting point for future work." Todd Estes, Oakland University
"Leibiger's volume manages to be at once authoritative and innovative. It brings together a remarkable roster of experts to present a trove of original, often pathbreaking essays on our fourth and fifth presidents. The juxtaposition of Madison and Monroe'neighbors, colleagues, sometime rivals'is a canny editorial choice, destabilizing old assumptions and providing unexpected insights into the founding era." Robert P. Forbes, University of Connecticut "These finely-crafted essays can be read either as two complete biographies or as thirty-two beacons illuminating the political thought and private and public lives of America's fourth and fifth presidents." John Kaminski, University of Wisconsin "This superbly edited collection of essays by noted scholars provides state-of-the-art assessments that illuminate their topics, make original arguments, and will become the starting point for future work." Todd Estes, Oakland University
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Summaries
Main Description
A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe features essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Provides historians and students of history with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America's most accomplished statesmen, James Madison and James Monroe Features 32 state-of-the field historiographic essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents Synthesizes the latest findings, and offers new insights based on original research into primary sources Addresses topics that readers often want to learn more about, such as Madison and slavery
Main Description
A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe features essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Provides historians and students of history with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America's most accomplished statesmen, James Madison and James Monroe Features 32 state-of-the field historiographic essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Synthesizes the latest findings, and offers new insights based on original research into primary sources Addresses topics that readers often want to learn more about, such as Madison and slavery
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title features essays from leading academics that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of America's fourth and fifth presidents. It provides historians and students of history with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America's most accomplished statesmen, James Madison and James Monroe.
Long Description
While James Madison and James Monroe are frequently overshadowed in the pantheon of America's Founding Fathers, they were both instrumental in shaping the nation-and went on to occupy the White House for 16 consecutive years. A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe features more than 30 essays from leading academics and eminent historians that consider various aspects of the lives and legacies of our fourth and fifth presidents. Taken as a whole, these readings, divided into two sections, serve as definitive biographies of each Founder. Individual essays explore a specific theme or episode in the lives of each man, addressing such issues as critical friendships and collaborations, political thought, views on slavery, domestic life, and retirement. Grounded in the latest scholarship, A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe provides historians and history students alike with a wealth of new insights into the lives and achievements of two of America's most accomplished statesmen.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
James Madison's Political Thought: The Ideas of an Acting Politicianp. 4
James Madison's Journey to an "Honorable and Useful Profession," 1751-1780p. 21
James Madison, 1780-1787: Nationalism and Political Reformp. 39
James Madison and the Grand Convention: "The Great Difficulty of Representation"p. 56
James Madison and the Ratification of the Constitution: A Triumph Over Adversityp. 74
James Madison in The Federalist Elucidating "The Particular Structure of this Government"p. 91
James Madison, Republican Government, and the Formation of the Bill of Rights: "Bound by Every Motive of Prudence"p. 109
James Madison in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1797: America's First Congressional Floor Leaderp. 127
James Madison and the National Gazette Essays: The Birth of a Party Politicianp. 143
James Madison, the Virginia Resolutions, and the Philosophy of Modern American Democracyp. 159
James Madison's Secretary of State Years, 1801-1809: Successes and Failures in Foreign Relationsp. 176
President James Madison's Domestic Policies, 1809-1817: Jeffersonian Factionalism and the Beginnings of American Nationalismp. 192
President James Madison and Foreign Affairs, 1809-1817: Years of Principle and Perilp. 207
James Madison's Retirement, 1817-1836: Engaging the Republican Past, Present, and Futurep. 224
James Madison and George Washington: The Indispensable Man's Indispensable Manp. 241
James Madison and Thomas Jefferson: A "Friendship Which Was For Life"p. 259
James and Dolley Madison and the Quest for Unityp. 274
James Madison and Montpelier: The Rhythms of Rural Lifep. 292
James Madison and the Dilemma of American Slaveryp. 306
James Monroe's Political Thought: The People the Sovereignsp. 324
James Monroe, 1758-1783: Student and Soldier of the American Revolutionp. 343
James Monroe and the Confederation, 1781-1789: The Making of a Virginia Statesmanp. 359
James Monroe in the 1790s: A Republican Leaderp. 375
James Monroe as Governor of Virginia and Diplomat Abroad, 1799-1810: A Revolution of Principles and the Triumph of Pragmatismp. 391
James Monroe as Secretary of State and Secretary of War, 1809-1817: Toward Republican Strategic Sobrietyp. 405
James Monroe, James Madison, and the War of 1812: A Difficult Interludep. 421
President James Monroe's Domestic Policies, 1817-1825: "To Advance the Best Interests of Our Union"p. 438
President James Monroe and Foreign Affairs, 1817-1825: An Enduring Legacyp. 456
The Domestic Life of James Monroe: The Man at Homep. 472
James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson: Republican Government and the British Challenge to America, 1780-1826p. 489
James Monroe and James Madison: Republican Partnersp. 505
James Madison and James Monroe Historiography: A Tale of Two Divergent Bodies of Scholarshipp. 521
Referencesp. 541
Indexp. 558
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