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Broadwater, Jeff

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Works: 10 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 4,548 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Jeff Broadwater
George Mason, forgotten founder by Jeff Broadwater( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: George Mason (1725-92) is often omitted from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated today, but in his service to America he was, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "of the first order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive account of Mason's life at the center of the momentous events of eighteenth-century America. Mason played a key role in the Stamp Act Crisis, the American Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution. He is perhaps best known as author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, often hailed as the model for the Bill of Rights. As a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Mason influenced the emerging Constitution on point after point. Yet when he was rebuffed in his efforts to add a bill of rights and felt the document did too little to protect the interests of the South, he refused to sign the final draft. Broadwater argues that Mason's recalcitrance was not the act of an isolated dissenter; rather, it emerged from the ideology of the American Revolution. Mason's concerns about the abuse of political power went to the essence of the American experience
James Madison : a son of Virginia & a founder of the nation by Jeff Broadwater( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work chronicles the President's life, including his role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution, and his performance as commander in chief during the War of 1812. James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. In this biography, the author focuses on Madison's role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution of the party system, his relationship with Dolley Madison, his performance as a wartime commander in chief, and his views on slavery. In these pages Madison emerges as a remarkably resilient politician, an unlikely wartime leader who survived repeated setbacks in the War of 1812 with his popularity intact. And here the author also shows that despite his keen intelligence, the more Madison thought about the issue of race, the more muddled his thinking became, and his conviction that white prejudices were intractable prevented him from fully grappling with the dilemma of American slavery
Adlai Stevenson and American politics : the odyssey of a Cold War liberal by Jeff Broadwater( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If Adlai Stevenson was not unique," writes Jeff Broadwater, "he was unusual. Presidential candidates who, despite repeated defeats, have been able to retain a devoted following and a visible role in the public life of their day can be counted on one hand." Admirers and detractors alike could agree that Stevenson - who lost back-to-back races as the Democratic nominee for president to the popular Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s - was one of the most eloquent and powerful voices of the decade. In Adlai Stevenson and American Politics, Broadwater illuminates the life and times of a remarkably engaging and influential politician
Eisenhower & the anti-communist crusade by Jeff Broadwater( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive survey of the Eisenhower administration's response to America's postwar Red Scare. He looks beyond Senator Joseph McCarthy's confrontations with Eisenhower to examine the administration's own anti-Communist crusade. Exploring the complex relationship between partisan politics and cold war tensions, Broadwater demonstrates that virulent anticommunism, as well as opposition to it, often cut across party and ideological lines. He shows, moreover, that although McCarthy and his allies captured the headlines, ultimately it was the Eisenhower administration that bore responsibility for implementing most of the nation's anti-Communist policies. The book begins with an overview of the debate over internal security following World War II and then examines Eisenhower's record on the issue. Broadwater asserts that at the outset of the cold war, Eisenhower assumed a moderate stance, defending some of McCarthy's targets and cooperating as NATO commander with European Socialist leaders. Later, as a presidential candidate under pressure from Republican conservatives, he moved steadily toward the right. Once in the Oval Office, he embraced much of the anti-Communist agenda and shared many of the McCarthyites' fears about internal security, supporting, for example, the federal employee security program and the legal persecution of the Communist party. Broadwater concludes that while Eisenhower personally despised McCarthy and eventually presided over the end of the Red Scare, the president was also a committed anti-communist who frequently displayed little concern for American civil liberties
James Madison : a son of Virginia and a founder of the nation by Jeff Broadwater( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. In this biography, Jeff Broadwater focuses on Madison's role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution of the party system, and more
The search for security : Dwight D. Eisenhower and anti-communism in America, 1952-1961 by Jeff Broadwater( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Madison, the War of 1812, and the paradox of a Republican presidency by Jeff Broadwater( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A measuring of arms : Arkansas in the secession crisis by Jeff Broadwater( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Madison and the Constitution : reassessing the "Madison Problem" by Jeff Broadwater( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Mason, forgotten founder by Jeff Broadwater( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

George Mason (1725-92) is often omitted from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated today, but in his service to America he was, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "of the first order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive account of Mason's life at the center of the momentous events of eighteenth-century America. Mason played a key role in the Stamp Act Crisis, the American Revolution, and the drafting of Virginia's first state constitution. He is perhaps best known as author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, often hailed as the model for the Bill of Rights. As a Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Mason influenced the emerging Constitution on point after point. Yet when he was rebuffed in his efforts to add a bill of rights and felt the document did too little to protect the interests of the South, he refused to sign the final draft. [in this book, the author] argues that Mason's recalcitrance was not the act of an isolated dissenter; rather, it emerged from the ideology of the American Revolution. Mason's concerns about the abuse of political power went to the essence of the American experience.-Dust jacket
 
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George Mason, forgotten founder
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