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Documentary Editions of Madison’s Writings

Cooke, Jacob E., ed. The Federalist. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1961.
LC call number: JK154 1961b

Farrand, Max, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. 4 vols. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1911-37.
LC call number: JK141 1966a

Hunt, Gaillard, ed. The Writings of James Madison. 9 vols. New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1900-10.
LC call number: E302 .M22

Hutchinson, William T. et al., eds. The Papers of James Madison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1962-.
LC call number: E302 .M19

Hutson, James H., ed. Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1987.
LC call number: KF4510 .U547 1966 Suppl.

Mattern, David B., and Holly C. Shulman, eds. The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2003.
LC call number: E342.1.M18 A4 2003

Rakove, Jack N., ed. James Madison, Writings. New York: Library of America, 1999.
LC call number: E302 .M192 1999

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

Smith, Paul H. et al., eds. Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789. 26 vols. Washington: Library of Congress, 1976-2000.
LC call number: JK1033 .L47


Arnett, Ethel S. Mrs. James Madison: The Incomparable Dolley. Greensboro, N.C.: Piedmont Press, 1972.
LC call number: E342.1 .A76

Banning, Lance. Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding. Madison, Wis.: Madison House, 1995.
LC call number: E310 .B23 1995

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

Brant, Irving. James Madison. 6 vols. Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941-61.
LC call number: E342 .B7

Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. New York: MacMillan, 1971.
LC call number: E342 .K46 1971

Leibiger, Stuart Eric. Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1999.
LC call number: E312.29 .L45 1999

McCoy, Drew R. The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
LC call number: E342 .M33 1989

Miller, William Lee. The Business of May Next: James Madison and the Founding. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1992.
LC call number: E342 .M55 1992

Peterson, Merrill D., ed. James Madison, A Biography in His Own Words. New York: Newsweek, 1974.
LC call number: E342 .A34 1974b

Rakove, Jack N. James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic. Edited by Oscar Handlin. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown Higher Education, 1990. Reprint, New York: Longman, 2002.
LC call number: E342 .R35 2002

Rives, William C. History of the Life and Times of James Madison. 3 vols. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1859-68.
LC call number: E342 .R623

Rutland, Robert Allen. The Birth of the Bill of Rights. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991.
LC call number: KF4749 .R87 1991

Rutland, Robert Allen. James Madison: The Founding Father. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997.
LC call number: E342 .R88 1997

Rutland, Robert Allen, ed. James Madison and the American Nation, 1751-1836: An Encyclopedia. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
LC call number: E342 .J36 1994

Stagg, John C. A. Mr. Madison's War: politics, diplomacy, and warfare in the early American republic, 1783-1830. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983.
LC call number: E357 .S79 1983

Wills, Garry. James Madison. New York: Times Books, 2002.
LC call number: E342 .W55 2002

The American Revolution

Selby, John E. The Revolution in Virginia. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1988.
LC call number: E263.V8 S45 1988

The War of 1812

Borneman, Walter R. 1812: The War That Forged a Nation.New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
LC call number: E354 .B66 2004

Muller, Charles Geoffrey. The Darkest Day: The Washington-Baltimore Campaign During the War of 1812. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
LC call number: E355.6 .M8

Pitch, Anthony S. The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998.
LC call number: E356.W3 P49 1998

For Younger Readers

Leavell, J. Perry, Jr. James Madison. New York: Chelsea House, 1988.
LC call number: E342 .L43 1988

Welsbacher, Anne. James Madison. Edina, Minn.: Abdo & Daughters, 2002.
LC call number: E342 .W45 2002


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The James Madison Papers at the University of Virginia

James Madison Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

The Federalist Papers

The James Madison Center at James Madison University

James Madison Museum

James Madison's Montpelier

The Dolley Madison Project