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James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic (Library of American Biography Series), 3rd Edition

By Jack Rakove

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 23, 2006


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.

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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