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America on the brink : how the political struggle over the war of 1812 almost destroyed the young republic

Author: Richard Buel
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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"The struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined - and jeopardized - the political life of the early American republic. While Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800 signaled the beginning of the end for the Federalists, they did maintain their stronghold in New England for two more decades. Although greatly outnumbered, they managed to subvert numerous policies  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Buel
ISBN: 1403962383 9781403962386 1403973938 9781403973931
OCLC Number: 55510543
Description: 302 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The combustibles --
Massachusetts ablaze --
Dividing to conquer --
Paying the piper --
The struggle over declaring war --
Resistance to the war --
Toward the Hartford convention --
Denouement.
Responsibility: by Richard Buel, Jr.
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"The struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined - and jeopardized - the political life of the early American republic. While Thomas Jefferson's election in 1800 signaled the beginning of the end for the Federalists, they did maintain their stronghold in New England for two more decades. Although greatly outnumbered, they managed to subvert numerous policies of James Madison's administration in the period before and during the War of 1812, threatening the very existence of the fragile young nation." "The world of the Founding Fathers comes to life in this tale of how close the union came to falling apart almost fifty years before the Civil War."--Jacket.

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