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The treason trial of Aaron Burr : law, politics, and the character wars of the new nation

Author: R Kent Newmyer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American Constitution.
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Explores the treason trial of Aaron Burr and discusses the rights of criminal defendants, the constitutional definition of treason, and the meaning of separation of powers in the Constitution.
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Named Person: Aaron Burr; Aaron Burr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Kent Newmyer
ISBN: 9781107022188 1107022185 9781107606616 1107606616
OCLC Number: 768607480
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of the conspiracy and associated trial proceedings --
Prologue : A mind-jostling trial --
Jefferson and Burr on the road to Richmond --
Jefferson and Marshall square off --
Legal theater in Richmond : Aaron Burr front-and-center --
Treason law for America : the lawyers grapple --
Judging the judge --
Epilogue : After the dust settled.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American Constitution.
Responsibility: R. Kent Newmyer.

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The Burr trial pitted Marshall, Jefferson and Burr in a dramatic three-way contest that left a permanent mark on the new nation.  Read more...

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'The noted constitutional scholar R. Kent Newmyer's latest book illumines the ways 'law and politics were inseparably connected' in the 1807 treason trial of former vice president Aaron Burr, who was Read more...

 
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