Montpelier and the Madisons

House, Home and American Heritage

by Matthew G. Hyland ’89 (The History Press)

montpelier_and_the_madisons.jpgThis architectural biography takes readers through the development of the Madison family as their plantation at Montpelier is transformed from temporary quarters on Virginia’s tobacco frontier in the early 18th century to the home of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison.

The book traces the public struggles and private dilemmas of the family and the development of democracy.

(February 2008)