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Adams vs. Jefferson The Tumultuous Election Of 1800

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ISBN-10: 019518906X

ISBN-13: 9780195189063

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Ferling

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It was a contest of titans: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two heroes of the Revolutionary era, once intimate friends, now icy antagonists locked in a fierce battle for the future of the United States. The election of 1800 was a thunderous clash of a campaign that climaxed in a deadlock in the Electoral College and led to a crisis in which the young republic teetered on the edge of collapse. Adams vs. Jefferson is the gripping account of a turning point in American history, a dramatic struggle between two parties with profoundly different visions of how the nation should be governed. The Federalists, led by Adams, were conservatives who favored a strong central government. The…    
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.82" wide x 5.71" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

John Ferling is Professor Emeritus of History at the State University of West Georgia. A leading authority on American Revolutionary history, he has appeared in many documentaries and has written numerous books, including Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War for Independence, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, The First of Men: A Life of George Washington, Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson in the American Revolution, and the award-winning A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic.

Editors' Note
List of Illustrations and Maps
Preface
Election Eve, 1800
"An Affection That Can Never Die": Adams and Jefferson
"Dark and Menacing Evils": Creating the New National System, 1786-1792
"War on Our Own Citizens": Partisanship, 1793-1796
"Quite at My Leisure": Jefferson and Adams on the Eve of the Battle in 1796
"A Narrow Squeak": The First Contested Presidential Election, 1796
"To Recover Self-Government": The Partisan Inferno, 1797-1798
"Our Bonaparte": Summer 1798 to Autumn 1799
"We Beat You by Superior Management": Winter and Spring, 1800
"The Boisterous Sea of Liberty": The Campaign of 1800
"The Intention of Our Fellow Citizens": The Election of 1800
"Give Them the Horrors": The House Decides the Election
"The Creed of Our Political Faith": Jefferson's Inauguration
Epilogue: "The Revolution of 1800"
Abbreviations
Notes
Index