Jefferson's Vendetta

The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9780786716890
Category: History
Page: 336
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Generations of Americans have known Thomas Jefferson as one of our unambiguously great presidents, a man of honor and optimism unencumbered by pettiness and spite; and so they have known Aaron Burr, his greatest adversary, as a traitorous would-be destroyer of that distinguished legacy. In Jefferson's Vendetta, Joseph Wheelan examines one of the eminent political rivalries in our history, set against the backdrop of postcolonial Virginia, and discovers a truth vastly different from what is taught in high schools and universities. Here is Burr, the flawed but gifted politician who made powerful enemies because his charm and skill rivaled Jefferson's own, and who trusted the fairness of American democracy too deeply to rebut the wild criticisms aimed at him by slanderers in the U.S. government. And here, in vivid detail, is Jefferson, whose obsessive crusade to destroy Burr was undone by one mammoth but historically overlooked miscalculation. Exquisitely researched and brilliantly written, Jefferson's Vendetta challenges the blackened legacy of Aaron Burr and shows the beloved President Jefferson mired in the kind of hateful and manipulative politics that tradition has depicted him as rising above.

Presidents and Their Justices


Author: Doug Clouatre
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761853731
Category: History
Page: 277
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This book offers an innovative look at the relationship between a president and the Supreme Court justices they appoint. Based on a 2005 survey of historians, lawyers, and political scientists, the book delves into presidential Court appointments and how a justice's career affects a president's legacy.

Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions

Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793—1848
Author: Michael T. Davis,Emma Macleod,Gordon Pentland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319989596
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
View: 7164
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This collection provides new insights into the ’Age of Revolutions’, focussing on state trials for treason and sedition, and expands the sophisticated discussion that has marked the historiography of that period by examining political trials in Britain and the north Atlantic world from the 1790s and into the nineteenth century. In the current turbulent period, when Western governments are once again grappling with how to balance security and civil liberty against the threat of inflammatory ideas and actions during a period of international political and religious tension, it is timely to re-examine the motives, dilemmas, thinking and actions of governments facing similar problems during the ‘Age of Revolutions’. The volume begins with a number of essays exploring the cases tried in England and Scotland in 1793-94 and examining those political trials from fresh angles (including their implications for legal developments, their representation in the press, and the emotion and the performances they generated in court). Subsequent sections widen the scope of the collection both chronologically (through the period up to the Reform Act of 1832 and extending as far as the end of the nineteenth century) and geographically (to Revolutionary France, republican Ireland, the United States and Canada). These comparative and longue durée approaches will stimulate new debate on the political trials of Georgian Britain and of the north Atlantic world more generally as well as a reassessment of their significance. This book deliberately incorporates essays by scholars working within and across a number of different disciplines including Law, Literary Studies and Political Science.

The Role of Circuit Courts in the Formation of United States Law in the Early Republic

Following Supreme Court Justices Washington, Livingston, Story and Thompson
Author: David Lynch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509910867
Category: Law
Page: 192
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While scholars have rightly focused on the importance of the landmark opinions of the United States Supreme Court and its Chief Justice, John Marshall, in the rise in influence of the Court in the Early Republic, the crucial role of the circuit courts in the development of a uniform system of federal law across the nation has largely been ignored. This book highlights the contribution of four Associate Justices (Washington, Livingston, Story and Thompson) as presiding judges of their respective circuit courts during the Marshall era, in order to establish that in those early years federal law grew from the 'inferior courts' upwards rather than down from the Supreme Court. It does so after a reading of over 1800 mainly circuit opinions and over 2000 original letters, which reveal the sources of law upon which the justices drew and their efforts through correspondence to achieve consistency across the circuits. The documents examined present insights into momentous social, political and economic issues facing the Union and demonstrate how these justices dealt with them on circuit. Particular attention is paid to the different ways in which each justice contributed to the shaping of United States law on circuit and on the Court and in the case of Justices Livingston and Thompson also during their time on the New York State Supreme Court.

Political Animal

Gore Vidal on Power
Author: Heather Neilson
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
ISBN: 192186768X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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The late Gore Vidal occupied a unique position within American letters. Born into a political family, he ran for office several times, but was consistently critical of his nation’s political system and its leaders. A prolific writer in several genres, he was also widely known – particularly in the United States – on the basis of his frequent appearances in the various electronic media. In this groundbreaking work examining the central theme of power throughout Vidal’s writings, Heather Neilson focuses primarily on Vidal’s historical fiction. In his novels depicting American history and those set in ancient times, Vidal evokes a world in which deliberately propagated falsehood – ‘disinformation’ – becomes established as truth. Neilson engages with Vidal’s representations of political and religious leaders, and with his deeply ambivalent fascination with the increasingly inescapable influence of the media. She asserts that Vidal’s oeuvre has a Shakespearean resonance in its persistent obsession with the question of what constitutes legitimate power and authority.

The North Carolina Historical Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: North Carolina
Page: N.A
View: 7806
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Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-century U.S. History


Author: Kathleen W. Craver
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313348105
Category: History
Page: 407
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.

America, History and Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
View: 3062
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 367
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A more perfect constitution

23 proposals to revitalize our Constitution and make America a fairer country
Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Walker & Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 342
View: 9614
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To restore equity for ordinary citizens to the American political system, the author of The Sixth Year Itch makes a call for radical revisions to the Constitution and offers a series of creative and dynamic proposals to reinvigorate the document to incorporate changes to the structure of Congress, the Electoral College, the Supreme Court, and a mandatory national service.

Thomas Jefferson - Passionate Pilgrim

The Presidency and the Founding of the University
Author: Alf J. Mapp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781568330204
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 445
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Second volume of a 2 volume biography. Follows Jefferson from his inauguration as president in 1801 to his death on July 4, 1826.

Mr. Adams's Last Crusade

John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786744952
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 7976
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When John Quincy Adams—the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat—was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career. He became Congress's most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional career utterly transformed him, the public's perception of him, and his legacy—in many ways redeeming his failed presidency. Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders an insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics.

Nullification and Secession in the United States

A History of the Six Attempts During the First Century of the Republic
Author: Edward Payson Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 461
View: 4153
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Die Federalist papers


Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547546
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 583
View: 524
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Mister Noon


Author: David Herbert Lawrence
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257226331
Category:
Page: 428
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Der Mann, der das Geld erfand


Author: Janet Gleeson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442151127
Category:
Page: 317
View: 939
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Seine Exzellenz George Washington


Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406535093
Category: Generals
Page: 385
View: 9402
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Drawing from the newly catalogued Washington papers at the University of Virginia, the author paints a full portrait of Washington's life and career in the context of eighteenth-century America, richly detailing his private life and illustrating the ways in which it influenced his public persona.

110 Regeln des Anstands und gegenseitigen Respekts in Gesellschaft und im Gespräch


Author: George Washington
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434732
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
View: 1985
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Als Amerika noch höflich war Was der erste amerikanische Präsident als Dreizehnjähriger schon wusste: Höflichkeit kommt nie aus der Mode. In diesem Fundstück aus dem 18. Jahrhundert kombiniert er auf originelle Weise Benimmratgeber mit philosophischen Lebensweisheiten. Washington, der in jungen Jahren noch mit der Rechtschreibung kämpfte, schrieb über Tischmanieren, das Verhalten im Gespräch und persönliche Charakterpflege. Nicht zuletzt dem einen oder anderen amtierenden Präsidenten würde dieses Buch guttun! »In der Gegenwart anderer sollst du nicht vor dich hin summen, mit den Fingern trommeln oder mit den Füßen den Takt schlagen.« (Nr. 4) »Entledige dich nicht deiner Kleidung, wenn andere dabei sind, und verlasse die Garderobe nicht nur halb bekleidet.« (Nr. 7) »Deine Miene sei angenehm, sollte aber den nötigen Ernst zeigen, wenn es um ernste Dinge geht.« (Nr. 19)