The Last of the Fathers
James Madison and the Republican Legacy
By (author) Drew R. McCoy
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Last of the Fathers by Drew R. McCoy
Book DescriptionBorn in the middle of the eighteenth century as a subject of King George II, James Madison, father of the United States Constitution, lived until 1836, dying as a citizen of Andrew Jackson's republic. For over forty years he played a pivotal role in the creation and defence of a new political order but he also lived long enough to see the system of government he had nurtured threatened by disruptive forces that would ultimately lead to civil war. In this book, Drew McCoy tells the poignant story of Madison's reckoning of his generation's spectacular political achievement.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521407724
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Drew R. McCoy
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This is a prizewinning highly personal biography of James Madison, father of the United States Constitution.
US Kirkus Review » A biographical-historical study of Madison's final years, when he had outlived most of his contemporaries and saw the Constitution he had helped to draft being reinterpreted as American society underwent far-reaching transformations. Much has been written about Madison's roles as a Founding Father of the Constitution, contributor to the Federalist papers, and President of the US for two terms (18091817). McCoy (History/Harvard; The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, 1980) here deals primarily with the period after Madison left the presidency and retired to his plantation in Virginia. The reason for this focus is that between 1817 and 1836, the year of Madison's death at age 85, the US was developing rapidly from a popular republic into an aggressively democratic society. Madison's views on great issues of the day - such as the Missouri Compromise, federal tariff legislation and the consequent nullification crisis, and the burning question of slavery - provide McCoy with a means of contrasting the ideas and intentions of a founder of the Constitution with the often dramatically different interpretations being brought to bear on government by a later generation in American politics. Along the way, the author sketches a portrait of the private character and personality of Madison, who remained alert and keenly interested in politics all his life. An intriguing and authoritative discussion, though the chapters sometimes read more like separate essays than parts of a unified book. Still, there's a wholeness that's achieved through McCoy's thorough understanding of the complex details - as well as the implications of the issues he views from Madison's unique perspective. (Kirkus Reviews)
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