Work of the Fellows: Monographs

The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison

Madison, James

Meyers, Marvin (Fellow, 1981-82), ed.

Hanover, NH: Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England, 1981

From the publisher's description:

In one handy volume, scholars, students, and general readers alike have an authentic and responsible selection of Madison's writings. The wide range of material shows the development of a major political thinker over more than half a century as he encounters successfully the provocative questions of American political life from the Revolution and making of the Constitution to the sectional crisis over slavery. Introduction, headnotes, bibliography, and index have all been revised for this edition, especially welcome as the Constitutional bicentennial approaches.


Subjects: History; Political Science; Presidents of the United States; Political History; American History