9780380806515

America Afire : Jefferson, Adams, and the First Contested Election

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380806515

  • ISBN10:

    0380806517

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/12/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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. Former allies Adams and Jefferson, president versus vice president, Federalist versus Republican, squared off in a vicious contest that resulted in broken friendships, scandals, riots, slander, and jailings in the fourth presidential election under the Constitution.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day, 1801 1(12)
PART I DISCORDS OF AN UNFINISHED NATION
Philadelphia, Summer 1787
13(16)
The Nation in 1790
29(14)
PART II PERSONALITIES, PLACES, AND DOMESTIC DISCORD, 1789--1794
Washington's Hopeful First Term
43(23)
The Curse of Faction
66(17)
Mr. Burr Launches a Machine
83(18)
Wedges of Sectionalism
101(18)
PART III WAR ABROAD, POLITICS AT HOME, 1793--1796
Terror, Turmoil, and Citizen Genet
119(19)
John Jay's Divisive Treaty, 1794--1795
138(22)
Jefferson and Adams's First Round, 1796
160(13)
PART IV TOWARD DISUNION, 1797--1800
X, Y, Z, and the French Connection, 1798
173(27)
Gagging the Press, 1798
200(27)
PART V CAMPAIGN AND CONSCIENCE, 1800--1801
The Climax and the Drawn Battle of 1800
227(31)
The Crossroads of February 1801
258(20)
The Republican President
278(21)
Epilogue: Aftermath and Echoes 299(12)
Notes 311(12)
Bibliography 323(4)
Index 327

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