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

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 0743293177 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780743293174 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0743293169 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 9780743293167 (hardcover) :
  • Description: xi, 335 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Free Press, [2007]

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

1 current hold with 12 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks E 330 L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction E 330 L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 324.973/Larson (Text to Phone) Available -
Gordon College Stack Level 2 E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
North Shore - Lynn Campus Stacks E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 324.973/LARSON (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem State University Stacks E 330 .L37 2007 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-314) and index.
Contents Note: Independence Day, July 4, 1776 -- From friends to rivals -- Crossing the bar -- "Electioneering has already begun" -- Burr v. Hamilton -- Caucuses and calumny -- A new kind of campaign -- For God and party -- Insurrection -- Thunderstruck -- The tie -- Inauguration day, March 4, 1801.
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.

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