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American politics in the early republic : the new nation in crisis

Author: James Roger Sharp
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
During the years from 1789 to 1801, the republican political institutions forged by the American Constitution were put to the test. A new nation - born in revolution, divided over the nature of republicanism, undermined by deep-seated sectional allegiances, and mired in foreign policy entanglements - faced the challenge of creating a stable, enduring national authority and union. In this engagingly written book,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Roger Sharp
ISBN: 0300055307 9780300055306 9780300065190 0300065191
OCLC Number: 27894822
Description: x, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The breakdown of elite consensus, 1789 to 1792. George Washington and the new nation ; Disappointed expectations: The failure of elite consensus --
The polarization of the elite, 1792 to 1798. The election of 1792: Gappling with the concept of representation ; The French Revolution and the awakening of the democratic spirit ; Threats to the Union ; The Jay Treaty ; The election of 1796 ; The war crisis and the Alien and Sedition Acts --
The crisis of Union, 1798 to 1801. The Kentucky and Virginia resolutions: Making a refuge for the oppressed ; 1799: Virginia versus the Hamiltonian Federalists and the fears of armed conflict ; The election of 1800 ; Electoral gridlock: the crisis of 1801.
Responsibility: James Roger Sharp.


Disputes the conventional wisdom that the birth of the United States was a relatively painless and unexceptional one. The author tells the story of how the euphoria surrounding Washington's  Read more...


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