The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding

 
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"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and...some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May Next, and none among the founders made more of the opportunity than did James Madison, subject of this engaging work. Madison is depicted during the critical years between 178 and 1791, when he was so active in articulating the governmental aims of the fledgling nation that he sometimes found himself in official dialogue with himself. More than simply a historical and biographical account, the book traces Madison's political and theoretical development as a means of illuminating its larger theme, the moral and intellectual underpinnings of the American nation.

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William Lee Miller is White Burkette Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including The First Liberty: Religion and the American Republic.

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