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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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Aaron Burr; Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; Aaron Burr; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Larson
ISBN: 9780743293174 0743293177
OCLC Number: 234073944
Description: xv, 335 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: 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 --
Epilogue: Inauguration Day, March 4, 1801.
Responsibility: Edward J. Larson.

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"The best book I've seen so far to prompt reflection on what we're doing as we prepare to elect a new president." -- John Wilson, Books and Culture

 
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