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A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign, Edward J. Larson

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A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign
Title
A magnificent catastrophe
Title remainder
the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Larson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Fathers, once warm friends, facing off as the heads of their two still-forming parties--the hot-tempered but sharp-minded John Adams, and the eloquent yet enigmatic Thomas Jefferson. Blistering accusations flew: Adams and his elitist Federalists would squelch liberty and impose a British-style monarchy; Jefferson and his radically democratizing Republicans would throw the country into chaos and debase the role of religion in American life. Historian Larson vividly re-creates the tension as Congress was forced to meet in closed session to resolve the outcome.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Larson, Edward J.
Dewey number
324.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E330
LC item number
.L37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
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A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign, Edward J. Larson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn137324896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 335 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743293167
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007016017
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)137324896
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A magnificent catastrophe : the tumultuous election of 1800, America's first presidential campaign, Edward J. Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn137324896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 335 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743293167
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007016017
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)137324896

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