From esteemed journalist and author Richard Labunski comes a riveting narrative of the struggle to ratify the American Constitution.
James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights sheds new light on the under-appreciated “founding father” James Madison. The Constitution is so exalted that many Americans fail to realize it was just barely approved as the supreme law of the land. In Virginia, the most influential state at the time, the debate over ratification developed into a titanic struggle between political heavyweights Madison and Patrick Henry. Even after Madison promised to add a Bill of Rights to mollify anti-Federalists, Henry fought his rival bitterly, ensuring that Madison’s political path was strewn with obstacles.
Packed with colorful details about life in early America, this compelling and important narrative is the first serious book about Madison written in many years. It will return this under-appreciated patriot to his rightful place among the founding fathers and shed new light on a key turning point in our nation’s history. Download and start listening now!