Book Signing With Historian Jeff Broadwater on Sept. 18 at Hackney Library

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a book signing with author Dr. Jeff Broadwater at the College. The book signing will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Broadwater, a professor of history at Barton, will sign copies of his latest book, “James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). This book, available for purchase that evening, is a selection of the History Book […]

A Must Read: Dr. Jeff Broadwater’s newest book “James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation”

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WILSON, N.C. — In his recently released biography of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation, Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader, as he concentrates on specific aspects of Madison’s life that he believes would be of most interest today. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than James Madison. 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 […]