Miller Center

James Madison and the Brink of National Ruin

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Alan Taylor
April 16, 2014
3:30PM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

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.

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