Fourteen. James Madison's Retirement, 1817–1836: Engaging the Republican Past, Present, and Future

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. James H. Read

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch14

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Read, J. H. (2012) James Madison's Retirement, 1817–1836: Engaging the Republican Past, Present, and Future, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch14

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. College of St. Benedict and St. John's University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • Madison's retirement, 1817–1836, the Republican past, present, and future;
  • Madison's 19-year-long “retirement,” as a new career;
  • the Federal Convention of 1787, Madison's posthumously published record of debates;
  • Madison, resuming life as a plantation farmer;
  • Madison in retirement, envisioning himself as intellectually engaged;
  • Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion, in Southampton County, Virginia;
  • affirming judicial review;
  • South Carolina's nullification of federal tariff;
  • Madison on nullification, as incompatible with the actual;
  • slave property “recognised by the Constitution”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Madison's Retirement Rediscovered

  • From Gratitude to Controversy

  • Affirming Judicial Review

  • Denouncing Nullification

  • Agonizing over Slavery

  • “Advice to My Country”

  • Further Reading