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James Madison's "Advice to My Country"

Edited by David B. Mattern

Cloth · 120 pp. · 5.5 x 8.5 · ISBN 9780813917177 · $21.00 · Jan 1997
Paper · 120 pp. · 5.5 x 8.5 · ISBN 9780813934921 · $18.00 · Sep 2013

Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his writings on a variety of political and social issues, ranging from agriculture to free trade, from religion and the state to legislative power, from friendship to fashion, from slavery to unity.

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[A] most worthwhile volume, bringing the great Virginian's thoughts to light for the modern reader.... Readers will discover here paragraph-length sketches revealing Madison's thoughts on African Americans, the Bill of Rights, death, drugs and alcohol, slavery, religion, women and so on: some 140 topics in all.

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—The Virginian-Pilot