Author of Book on Father of the Constitution James Madison Will Be Guest on March 25 KAZI Book Review
Jeff Broadwater, author of James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, will be the March 25 guest on KAZI Book Review at 12:30 p.m. central time on KAZI 88.7 FM. Listen live online at kazifm.org.
James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. In this biography, Jeff Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution of the party system, his relationship with Dolley Madison, his performance as a wartime commander in chief, and his views on slavery. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than our fourth president.
About the Author
Jeff Broadwater is professor of history at Barton College and author of George Mason, Forgotten Founder.