Seventeen. James and Dolley Madison and the Quest for Unity

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Catherine Allgor

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch17

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Allgor, C. (2012) James and Dolley Madison and the Quest for Unity, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch17

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Riverside, 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:

  • James and Dolley Madison and the quest for unity;
  • James and Dolley Madison, leaving the presidency;
  • personality as policy, quality of praise for James's performance;
  • the problem of unity;
  • Dolley's attitude toward the Quakers;
  • Quakerism, deeper tensions in the family;
  • alienating effects of “regionalism”;
  • Dolley's famous accomplishments, “redecoration” of the executive mansion;
  • access in the unofficial sphere;
  • Mrs. Madison's War, and factionalism, war with Great Britain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: A Glorious Retirement

  • Personality as Policy

  • The Problem of Unity

  • Quaker to Queen

  • Coming Together in Washington City

  • Access in the Unofficial Sphere

  • Mrs. Madison's War

  • A Model for the Future

  • Further Reading