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    Book Discussion on Becoming Madison

    Michael Signer talked about his book, Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in the James…

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    History of the Treaty of Ghent

    Park Ranger Jim Bailey talked about the history and importance of the Treaty of Ghent. He discussed the origins of the war of 1812 and how the British and Americans responded to the…

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    President Madison and the War of 1812

    Historical reenactor John Douglas Hall portrayed President Madison and discussed the origins of the War of 1812. To mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent by the…

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    Q&A with David Stewart

    David O. Stewart talked about his book Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, in which he explores the role that James Madison played in the founding of the U.S. In his…

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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Jack Rakove talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Constitution. He also spoke about James Madison’s arguments in the Federalist papers he co-published…

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    Book Discussion on James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

    Lynne Cheney talked about her book, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, in which she examines the political philosophy and presidential tenure of America’s fourth…

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    James Madison and the Constitution

    Christ Arndt talked about the constitutional conventions of the late 1700s, including the failures of the Articles of Confederation and the role of James Madison in the framing of the…

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    Life Portrait of James Madison

    In the fourth in a series on American presidents, James Madison’s life and career were discussed. Mr. Rakove talked about Madison’s childhood and his…

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    Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the…

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    Catherine Allgor on Dolley Madison

    Catherine Allgor discussed how first lady Dolley Madison came to symbolize the new American democracy in the War of 1812. She responded to questions from members of the audience at the…

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    Book Discussion on The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814

    On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. On the occasion of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, historian Anthony Pitch, author of The Burning of Washington:…

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    Gilmore Cabin at Montpelier

    The history of the transition from slavery to freedom for African Americans is told at the Gilmore Cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia. Born a slave…

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    Book Discussion on James Madison and the Making of America

    Kevin Gutzman recounted the legislative career of James Madison, which he called the most under-emphasized aspect of his career. Professor Gutzman contends that Madison’s…

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    African-American History in Washington, D.C., Part 2

    Coming up is a program on African-American work and life in Washington, D.C. - especially in the area around the White House known as President’s Park.  We’ll hear from…

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    Cemeteries at Madison's Montpelier

    American History TV traveled to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia to learn about the Madison family cemetery and a nearby slave cemetery. We also visited…

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    Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Madison White House

    Benjamin Henry Latrobe - regarded as the ``Father of American Architecture'' - worked closely with President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison to refine the look and function of…

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    James Madison's Slaves

    James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, owned about a hundred slaves at Montpelier, his forty-six-hundred-acre estate in Orange County, Virginia, 90 miles south of the…

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    Book Discussion on Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War

    Historian Hugh Howard recounts the War of 1812 from the view point of President James Madison and first lady Dolley Madison. The author examines President Madison’s decision to…

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    Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President…

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    James Madison's Montpelier

    Michael Quinn gave a tour of the home of James and Dolley Madison and talked about why the fourth president of the United States is often called “the father of the U.S.…

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