James Madison and the Birth of the U.S. Constitution Published in NYC for Constitution Day

Constitution Day 2010–Americans for Madison announces the publication of JAMES MADISON & THE BIRTH OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (New York: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2010) (ISBN 978-1-932821-09-3).  A collaboration between Americans for Madison Founder Hadley Nagel and Advisory Board Member James G. Basker, the book is the first scholarly publication to focus on James Madison developed exclusively for use by students on Constitution Day.

Since 2004, U.S. Law (Section 111 of Division J of Pub.L.108-447 as codified in 36 U.S.Code Section 106) has required all educational institutions receiving Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education to conduct an education program on the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day. The book is expected to become an invaluable resource for educational institutions seeking to present compliant programs in recognition of Constitution Day.

In the modern tradition of educational materials, the book is extensively illustrated and includes a number of rarely seen original documents drawn from the massive collection of over 60,000 documents detailing the Nation’s history held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of which Basker serves as president.

Individual copies of the book may be ordered through the Publisher at:


Bulk orders of the book may be ordered by emailing or phoning the Publisher in New York City.

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