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Affairs of honor : national politics in the New Republic

Author: Joanne B Freeman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001.
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"In this book, Joanne Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures like Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, as well as less famous politicians such as Senators William Maclay and William Plumer, Freeman reveals an alien and profoundly unstable political world grounded on  Read more...
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Freeman, Joanne B., 1962-
Affairs of honor.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001000915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne B Freeman
ISBN: 9780300137798 0300137796 9780300097559 0300097557 128173523X 9781281735232
OCLC Number: 213306104
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 376 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Prologue: Walking on Untrodden Ground: The Challenges of National Politics""; ""1. The Theater of National Politics""; ""2. Slander, Poison, Whispers, and Fame: The Art of Political Gossip""; ""3. The Art of Paper War""; ""4. Dueling as Politics""; ""5. An Honor Dispute of Grand Proportions: The Presidential Election of 1800""; ""Epilogue: Constructing American History""; ""A Note on Method""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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"Professor Freeman not only sheds new light on that complex code of honour in American eighteenth-century life and politics which made inevitable the Burr-Hamilton duel, but she has also, a propos, Read more...

 
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