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A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign

Author: Edward J Larson
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
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The 1800 presidential election, the last great contest of the founding period, was so convulsive and so momentous for American democracy that Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." America's first true presidential campaign gave birth to our two-party system and etched the lines of partisanship that have shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our most beloved Founding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)
Magnificent catastrophe.
New York : Free Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608212526
Online version:
Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)
Magnificent catastrophe.
New York : Free Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608825114
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Aaron Burr; Alexander Hamilton; Aaron Burr; Alexander Hamilton, Politiker.; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; John Adams; Aaron Burr; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 9780743293167 0743293169 9780743293174 0743293177
OCLC Number: 137324896
Description: xi, 335 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Independence Day, July 4, 1776 --
From friends to rivals --
Crossing the bar --
"Electioneering has already begun" --
Burr v. Hamilton --
Caucuses and calumny --
A new kind of campaign --
For God and party --
Insurrection --
Thunderstruck --
The tie --
Inauguration day, March 4, 1801.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Larsons new book presents a masterful and revelatory account of the titanic election battle that had been so momentous to the countrys future that Thomas Jefferson  Read more...

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"Larson...both deifies and debunks the founders in "A Magnificent Catastrophe."..His dramatic tale offers fascinating modern parallels." -- Gil Troy, "New York Times Book Review"

 
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