Eighteen. James Madison and Montpelier: The Rhythms of Rural Life

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. David B. Mattern

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch18

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Mattern, D. B. (2012) James Madison and Montpelier: The Rhythms of Rural Life, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch18

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Virginia, 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 Madison and Montpelier, the rhythms of rural life;
  • Madison's lifelong home;
  • building of Montpelier;
  • Madison's early days;
  • Madison, serving four sessions of the Virginia General Assembly;
  • the congressman's life, and major changes;
  • Madison's marriage and return to Montpelier;
  • Madison as Secretary of State;
  • Madison in retirement;
  • restoring the mansion to its Madisonian profile, and feasibility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Madison's Lifelong Home

  • The Building of Montpelier

  • Madison's Early Days

  • Madison's Marriage and Return to Montpelier

  • Madison as Secretary of State

  • Madison as President

  • Madison in Retirement

  • Montpelier after James Madison

  • Madison and Montpelier

  • Further Reading