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James Madison: A Resource Guide


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Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about James Madison

The Library of Congress online catalog contains approximately forty subject headings for books related to James Madison. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Madison, James into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Madison-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Madison-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Madison and a limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Madison

Brugger, Robert J., et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1986-.
LC Call Number: E302 .M19 1986 [Catalog Record]

Hunt, Gaillard, ed. The Writings of James Madison. 9 vols. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1900-10.
LC Call Number: E302 .M22 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online External Link on the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Hutchinson, William T., et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison: Congressional Series. 17 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962-91.
LC Call Number: E302 .M19 [Catalog Record]

Meyers, Marvin, ed. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison. Rev. ed. Hanover, N.H.: Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England, 1981.
LC Call Number: E302 .M192 1981 [Catalog Record]

Rakove, Jack N., ed. James Madison, Writings. New York: Library of America, 1999.
LC Call Number: E302 .M192 1999 [Catalog Record]

Rutland, Robert A., et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1984-.
LC Call Number: E302 .M19 1984 [Catalog Record]

Smith, James M., ed. The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1776-1826. 3 vols. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 1995.
LC Call Number: E332.88 .M33 1995 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Madison

Banning, Lance. The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995.
LC Call Number: E342. B245 1995 [Catalog Record]

Brant, Irving. James Madison. 6 vols. Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941-61.
LC Call Number: E342 .B7 [Catalog Record]

Broadwater, Jeff. James Madison: A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
LC Call Number: E342 .B76 2012 [Catalog Record]

Gutzman, Kevin Raeder. James Madison and the Making of America. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2012.
LC Call Number: E342 .G88 2012 [Catalog Record]

Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. New York: MacMillan, 1971.
LC Call Number: E342 .K46 1971 [Catalog Record]

Koch, Adrienne. Jefferson and Madison: The Great Collaboration. 1950; rpt. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1986.
LC Call Number: E332.2 .K63 1986 [Catalog Record]

Labunski, Richard E. James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
LC Call Number: KF4749 .L32 2006 [Catalog Record]

Leibiger, Stuart. Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.
LC Call Number: E312.29 .L45 1999 [Catalog Record]

McCoy, Drew R. The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
LC Call Number: E342 .M33 1989 [Catalog Record]

Rakove, Jack N. James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic. 3rd ed. New York : Pearson/Longman, 2007.
LC Call Number: E342 .R35 2007 [Catalog Record]

Rosen, Gary. American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999.
LC Call Number: JC211.M35 R67 1999 [Catalog Record]

Rutland, Robert Allen. James Madison: The Founding Father. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997.
LC Call Number: E342 .R88 1997 [Catalog Record]

-----. James Madison and the Search for Nationhood. With Conover Hunt Jones and Kym S. Rice, guest curators. Washington: Library of Congress, 1981.
LC Call Number: Z663 .J35 1981 [Catalog Record]

-----. The Presidency of James Madison. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990.
LC Call Number: E341 .R87 1990 [Catalog Record]

Sheldon, Garrett Ward. The Political Philosophy of James Madison. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
LC Call Number: JC211.M35 S44 2001 [Catalog Record]

Stagg, J. C. A. Mr. Madison's War: Politics, Diplomacy, and Warfare in the Early American Republic, 1783-1830. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.
LC Call Number: E357 .S79 1983 [Catalog Record]

Wills, Garry. James Madison. New York: Times Books, 2002.
LC Call Number: E342 .W55 2002 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Ashby, Ruth. James and Dolley Madison. Milwaukee: World Almanac Library, 2005.
LC Call Number: E342 .A84 2005 [Catalog Record]

Banfield, Susan. James Madison. New York: F. Watts, 1986.
LC Call Number: E342 .B24 1986 [Catalog Record]

Fritz, Jean. The Great Little Madison. New York: Putnam, 1989.
LC Call Number: E342 .F75 1989 [Catalog Record]

Kent, Zachary. James Madison: Creating a Nation. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2004.
LC Call Number: E342 .K45 2004 [Catalog Record]

Leavell, J. Perry, Jr. James Madison. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.
LC Call Number: E342 .L43 1988 [Catalog Record]

Malone, Mary. James Madison. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1997.
LC Call Number: E342 .M25 1997 [Catalog Record]

Welsbacher, Anne. James Madison. Edina, Minn.: Abdo & Daughters, 2002.
LC Call Number: E342 .W45 2002 [Catalog Record]

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