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A Perfect Union - Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation

Catherine Allgor

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An extraordinary American comes to life in this vivid, incisive portrait of the early days of the republic-and the birth of modern politics hen the roar of the Revolution had finally died down, a new generation of American politicians was summoned to the Potomac to assemble the nation's newly minted capital. Into that unsteady atmosphere which would soon enough erupt into another conflict with Britain in 1812, Dolley Madison arrived, alongside her husband James. Within a few years, she had mastered both the social and political intricacies of the city, and, by her death in 1849, was the most celebrated person in Washington. And yet, to most Americans, she's best known for saving a portrait from the burning White House, or as the namesake for a line of ice cream. Why did the Americans of her time give so much adulation to a lady so little known today? In A Perfect Union, Catherine Allgor reveals that while Dolley's gender prevented her from openly playing politics, those very constraints of womanhood allowed her to construct an American democratic ruling style, and to achieve her husband's political goals. And the way that she did so-by emphasizing cooperation over coercion, building bridges instead of bunkers-has left us with not only an important story about our past but a model for a modern form of politics. Introducing a major new American historian, A Perfect Union is both an illuminating portrait of an unsung founder of our democracy, and a vivid account of a little-explored time in our history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Twomey

Length:

17h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:34


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:48


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:52


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:00


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:26


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:14


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:09


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:46


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:28


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:54


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:52


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:31


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:48


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:40


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:50


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:33


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:17


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:15


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:42


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:59


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:57


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:40


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:16


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:39


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:08


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:52


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:09


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:46


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:16


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:00


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:11


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:46


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:16


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:32


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:39


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:41


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:02


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:58


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:47


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:52


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:46


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:35


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:48


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:55


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:52


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:12


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:56


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:00


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:07


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:12


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:21


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:01


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:44


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:56


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:17


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:19


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:02


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:21


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:30


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:44


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:37


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:53


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:31


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:07


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:31


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:25


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:14


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:38


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:58


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:14