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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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    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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    Cemeteries at Madison's Montpelier Preview

    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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    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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    James Madison's Slaves Preview

    A portion of a tour given by Matthew Reeves, director of archaeology at James Madison’s Montpelier, of an archaeology project the enslaved communities at James Madison’s…

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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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    James Madison's Montpelier Preview

    This is a portion of a tour of Montpelier, given by Michael Quinn, president of The Montpelier Foundation. Montpelier, the home of President James Madison, is located ninety miles south of…

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    Book Discussion on James Madison: Writings

    Mr. Rakove spoke about the book he edited James Madison: Writings, published by the Library of America. The book is a collection of letters, speeches, and essays from the fourth…

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    Book Discussion on The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court's Image

    Ms. Perry talked about her book, The Priestly Tribe: The Supreme Court’s Image in the American Mind, published by Praeger. She focused on the image and symbolism of the…

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    Montpelier Visitor Orientation

    This video provided by the Montpelier Historic site discussed the life of James Madison at Montpelier boyhood home.

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    Book Discussion on Dolley Madison: The First First Lady

    Ms. Mullins briefly talked about the history of Montpelier and Dolley Madison’s life. Ms. Shulman explained why Dolley Madison was an important first lady. She…

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