James Madison and the Brink of National Ruin
Speaker: Alan Taylor
Date: April 16, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM
ALAN TAYLOR is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor at the University of Virginia. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic and The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies. William Cooper’s Town won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize, in addition to the Bancroft and Beveridge prizes. He is a contributing editor for The New Republic.
Organized by Gary W. Gallagher, renowned U.Va. history professor and Miller Center senior faculty associate, the inaugural 2013-2014 Historical Presidency series will examine executive leadership during a particularly calamitous period in our nation’s history.