The Resource The Burr conspiracy : uncovering the story of an early American crisis, James E. Lewis Jr

The Burr conspiracy : uncovering the story of an early American crisis, James E. Lewis Jr

Label
The Burr conspiracy : uncovering the story of an early American crisis
Title
The Burr conspiracy
Title remainder
uncovering the story of an early American crisis
Statement of responsibility
James E. Lewis Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A multifaceted portrait of the early American republic as examined through the lens of the Burr Conspiracy explores the political and cultural forces that influenced public perception and how in spite of vague and conflicting evidence, the former Vice President was arrested and tried for treason. --Publisher
  • "In 1805 and 1806, Aaron Burr, former vice president of the newly formed American republic, traveled through the Trans-Appalachian West gathering support for a mysterious enterprise, for which he was arrested and tried for treason in 1807. This book explores the political and cultural forces that shaped how Americans made sense of the uncertain rumors and reports about Burr's intentions and movements, and examines what the resulting crisis reveals about their anxieties concerning the new nation's fragile union and uncertain republic. Burr was said to have enticed some people with plans to liberate Spanish Mexico, others with promises of land in the Orleans Territory, still others with talk of building a new empire beyond the Appalachian Mountains. The Burr Conspiracy was a cause célèbre of the early republic--with Burr cast as the chief villain of the Founding Fathers--even as the evidence against him was vague and conflicting. Rather than trying to discover the real intentions of Burr or his accusers--Thomas Jefferson foremost among them--James E. Lewis Jr. looks at how differing understandings of the Burr Conspiracy were shaped by everything from partisan politics and biased newspapers to notions of honor and gentility. He also traces the enduring legacy of the stories that were told and accepted during this moment of uncertainty. [This book] offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of the United States at a time when it was far from clear to its people how long it would last."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, James E.
Dewey number
973.4/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E334
LC item number
.L49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
Label
The Burr conspiracy : uncovering the story of an early American crisis, James E. Lewis Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-698) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- So many stories : the circulation of information in the early republic -- A crisis in the Cabinet -- Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky : July through December 1806 -- Guilt beyond question : the narrative of Thomas Jefferson -- The threat to the Union -- The crime on Blennerhassett Island -- The enterprise commenced : the cipher letter as a narrative -- New Orleans, Orleans Territory : November 1806 through May 1807 -- The threat to the Republic -- The arrest of Arron Burr -- Richmond, Virginia : March through October 1807 -- Who is Blennerhassett? : the narrative of William Wirt -- The conflict over Burr's followers -- A "rising" in Baltimore -- Final accounts of the Burr conspiracy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974567685
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 715 pages
Isbn
9780691177168
Lccn
2017009890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569797
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)974567685
Label
The Burr conspiracy : uncovering the story of an early American crisis, James E. Lewis Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-698) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- So many stories : the circulation of information in the early republic -- A crisis in the Cabinet -- Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky : July through December 1806 -- Guilt beyond question : the narrative of Thomas Jefferson -- The threat to the Union -- The crime on Blennerhassett Island -- The enterprise commenced : the cipher letter as a narrative -- New Orleans, Orleans Territory : November 1806 through May 1807 -- The threat to the Republic -- The arrest of Arron Burr -- Richmond, Virginia : March through October 1807 -- Who is Blennerhassett? : the narrative of William Wirt -- The conflict over Burr's followers -- A "rising" in Baltimore -- Final accounts of the Burr conspiracy -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn974567685
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 715 pages
Isbn
9780691177168
Lccn
2017009890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027569797
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)974567685

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