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by Sydney Howard Gay

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Sydney Howard Gay (1814–1888) was an American attorney, journalist and abolitionist who was active in New York City.

James Madison offers a deep look into one of the founders of the nation that is sure to be appreciated by presidential historians and casual observers alike. James Madison Library of Alexandria (Том 1) American statesmen, vo. 2. Sydney Howard Gay. Издатель. Не удалось найти ни одного отзыва. Library of Alexandria, 1898. 1613104049, 9781613104040.

American Statesmen: James Madison. American Statesmen: James Madison. by. Publication date. Houghton Mifflin Company.

Madison was pre-eminently what may be called a cabinet statesman. He had the constructive quality, and was a master of principles of government. This early works will appeal greatly to any historian.

com: American Statesmen: James Madison: 346, illus. footnotes, index, small stains in top margin p. 345 to inside of rear board, marbled endpapers and boards. Edges of half-leather binding worn, small tear at top and bottom edge of spine.

The young statesman 1. JAMES MADISON Frontispiece. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751, at Port Conway, Virginia; he died at Montpellier, in that State, on June 28, 1836.

The young statesman 15. III. In congress 2. From the painting by Sully in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. Autograph from a MS. in the New York Public Library, Lenox Building. Mr. John Quincy Adams, recalling, perhaps, the death of his own father and of Jefferson on the same Fourth of July, and that of Monroe on a subsequent anniversary of that day, may possibly have seen a generous propriety in finding some equally appropriate commemoration for the death of another Virginian President.

By John Austin Stevens. James Madison 12. cilt/American statesmen. By Sydney Howard Gay. John Adams. By John T. Morse, J. 1866-2007 tarihleri arasında, 227 kitapta geçiyor. Sayfa 103 - Mr. MADISON thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in me. 1835-2008 tarihleri arasında, 190 kitapta geçiyor. Sayfa 100 - Religion and humanity had nothing to do with this question. Yayıncı. Houghton, Mifflin, 1884.

Author: Sydney Howard Gay; Category: History; Price: Free. Chapter I. The virginia madisons. Chapter II. The young statesman. Chapter III. In congress.

1972, hardcover edition (reprinted from the edition of 1898), beautifully produced volume, quality paper, AMS Press, NY. 346 pages. Note: this is volume 12 of the American Statesmen series. B&W images throughout. One of the very few prominent politicians in our history who was an able leader and possessed a fine mind. Unfortunately, in many ways, his wife Dolly is perhaps more familiar to the general populace. Very nicely done; well written.
I just finished this biography. Just to let you know, the writer does have an agenda and rates Madison as one of our weakest presidents. The author, Sydney Howard Gay, is an abolitionist who edited several newspapers during the middle 19th century and it is with some of this experience he approaches Madison's life. The book is poorly written. From the beginning he goes into pages and pages of criticizing other authors writings about where Madison was born. He also assumes you have read his works and in several parts he refers to remarks briefly so he can gloss over the issue he is writing about and there are some parts where you have no idea what you are reading. He just assumes you already know about Madison.

Gay credits Madison like everybody else as "The Father of the U.S. Constitution." He seems fascinated by the arguments regarding slavery and tonnage and everything else that went into the law. He cites arguments made by lots of other founding fathers. But he only mentions Madison in passing while writing dozens of pages about this historic process. So, I am still wondering just what Madison did to help draft this Constitution.

No mention anywhere of his private life and Dolly is mentioned only in passing with maybe a page or so of her background. Kids? Why or why not? His mother died in 1827. Was he close to her? You don't know. No mention of Dolly's efforts as First Lady and what she did to the White House. He castigates Madison for the War of 1812 and getting us into that war makes Madison a bad president because the people found the war unpopular. The biography mostly stops after the War of 1812 and Gay gives no credit to Madison for the treaty that ended that war. Gay glosses over in a couple of pages of what Madison's life was like after the Presidency by quoting a couple of letters but the book really does not do Madison justice.

In the end, this book has very little historical worth other than to nag Madison for not ending slavery and for Gay to bloviate. If you want to know who Madison was, this is not the book.
This biography is a very dry version of Madison's public servant life. There is virtually nothing about his personal life. Only a very brief descriptions of early childhood and his marriage to Dolly Madison. His congressional career has detail but is very dry and unimaginative writing. Not much to go on about what went into his descions as a Congressman,Secretary of State and then President. When I read a biography of someone I want to come away from the book like I really knew them or at least knew them much better than I did before I picked up the book. I did not feel that way after reading this book. The price is $0.00 on KIndle so you don't feel like you lost much, except the time, while reading it. I do not recommend this book. There must be better ones about Madison available.
Arrived on time.
Good introduction to James Madison.
A little too short
First half was interesting, second half really dry. A good intro to Madison. A better and consistant definition and comparison between Federalists, Republicans, and Democrats would be helpful. Good treatment of the issue of states rights and slavery that leads up to the Civil War. 3 1/2 stars.
The book tells much about the man most known as the father of the US Constitution. His family life, early education, and childhood are all examined, as well as his work drafting the Constitution, and his many correspondences with Thomas Jefferson. It is an easy read, and when finished you feel as if you know the man better than before, although it does raise questions as well as answering them.
Excellent introduction to Madison and his legacy.
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Sydney Howard Gay
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