[Text from the Library of Congress, Portrait from the National Portrait Gallery]
The papers of the Madison, Jefferson, Washington, and Adams papers are all part of the series: American Founding Era Collection published digitally by the University of Virginia Press.
ECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online Search for texts by James Madison, or on particular topics
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Articles on America and the formation of the new government
Making of Modern Law 1800-1926 provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages.
Early Republic: Critical Editions of the Founding of the United States--Digitized 20 volumes of primary material documenting the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress and its members collected by the First Federal Congress Project (FFCP) and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Hein Online's Annals of the Congress of the United States 1789-1824
Hein Online's Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787
Gale Primary Search ECCO, Burney Collection, and Making of Modern Law together and take advantage of term frequency searches and term cluster or tiling visualizations.
Facsimile Manuscripts at the Library of Congress--this link takes you to the papers of James Madison--but search for outher founding authors as well last name first : Hamilton Alexander
Eighteenth Century Journals Online, search "James Madison"
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A sampling of titles from the reading list and found through keyword searches in Penn's catalog. Most of the books listed below are print books in the Van Pelt Shelves. If books are checked out or otherwise unavailable, request via interlibrary loan (using BorrowDirect or EZ Borrow)