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The Hamiltonian vision, 1789-1800 : the art of American power during the early republic

Author: William R Nester
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"William Nester's The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789-1800 offers a comprehensive overview of the most critical period in American history, examining the key events of the era while focusing on the titanic struggle between Hamilton and Jefferson for the soul of America. Nester rightly acknowledges the triumph of Hamilton's vision, for while Hamilton's personal power diminished rapidly during this period, his dreams for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Nester
ISBN: 9781597976756 159797675X 9781597978828 1597978825 9781597978835 1597978833
OCLC Number: 779402098
Description: ix, 193 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: Washington, 1789-1793. The father of his country --
Hamilton versus Jefferson --
Nurturing American power --
Frontier war --
British intrigues --
Spanish stonewalling --
America and the French revolution --
The widening national rift --
Pt. 2: Washington, 1793-1797. The second term team --
The Genet wild card --
British aggression and trade war --
The Whiskey Rebellion --
Winning the West --
The Jay Treaty --
The Pinckney Treaty --
Fraying ties with France --
The farewell address --
Pt. 3: Adams, 1797-1800. John Adams and American power --
The XYZ Affair --
Mustering for war --
The war at home --
The quasi-alliance --
The fate of Saint-Domingue --
Back channels --
The quasi-war --
British depredations and American honor --
Settling scores with France --
The 1800 election.
Responsibility: William Nester.

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