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The Resource America afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800, Bernard A. Weisberger

America afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800, Bernard A. Weisberger

Label
America afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800
Title
America afire
Title remainder
Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800
Statement of responsibility
Bernard A. Weisberger
Title variation
Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Narrates the presidential election of 1800 and its impact on American history, drawing in elements such as the friendship between Adams and Jefferson, the beginnings of government under the Constitution, and partisan warfare
  • "America Afire is the powerful story of the election of 1800, arguably the most important election in America's history and certainly one of the most hotly disputed. American self-government was still an endangered experiment seventeen years after the War of Independence had been won. As 1800 dawned, the sacrifices and fraternity of "the spirit of '76" had vanished, replaced by bitter and angry rivalries. Former Allies Adams and Jefferson, president and vice president, now Federalist versus Republican, squared off in a vicious contest to win the fourth presidential election under the Constitution." "Ultimately, the surprise is not that problems arose, but that the United States emerged from them a stronger nation. For when Adams stepped down from the presidency peacefully in 1801, it was the first time in modern history that a leader had voluntarily turned over power to his political enemy. This was truly a revolution and a triumph for democracy "made in America.""--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
VA@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisberger, Bernard A.
Dewey number
  • 324.973/044
  • 324.2/3
Index
index present
LC call number
E330
LC item number
.W45 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Contested elections
  • Adams, John
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • USA / Präsident
  • Präsidentenwahl
  • Geschichte
  • Präsidentenwahlen
  • USA
Label
America afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800, Bernard A. Weisberger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-326) 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
Control code
45168317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780380977635
Lccn
00711522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45168317
Label
America afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the revolutionary election of 1800, Bernard A. Weisberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-326) 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
Control code
45168317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 345 pages
Isbn
9780380977635
Lccn
00711522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45168317

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