Nineteen. James Madison and the Dilemma of American Slavery

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Jeff Broadwater

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch19

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Broadwater, J. (2012) James Madison and the Dilemma of American Slavery, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch19

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, 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 the dilemma of American slavery;
  • Madison recognizing inconsistency, in Declaration of Independence;
  • Madison, slavery, and the American Revolution;
  • Madison, slavery, and the constitution;
  • the ratification debate, slavery failing in becoming a decisive issue;
  • slavery at Virginia ratification convention, Madison using it to his advantage;
  • Madison, slavery, and the Federalist era;
  • Madison's attitude toward slavery, an understanding;
  • Madison, slavery, and the Republican ascendency;
  • nullification crisis in South Carolina, shadowing the debates in Virginia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Madison, Slavery, and the American Revolution

  • Madison, Slavery, and the Constitution

  • Madison, Slavery, and the Federalist Era

  • Madison and Slavery at Montpelier

  • Madison, Slavery, and the Republican Ascendency

  • Madison, Slavery, and the Impending Crisis

  • Madison, Racism, and Republicanism

  • Further Reading