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The Resource Jefferson and Hamilton : the rivalry that forged a nation, John Ferling

Jefferson and Hamilton : the rivalry that forged a nation, John Ferling

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Jefferson and Hamilton : the rivalry that forged a nation
Title
Jefferson and Hamilton
Title remainder
the rivalry that forged a nation
Statement of responsibility
John Ferling
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A spellbinding history of the epic rivalry that shaped our republic: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and their competing visions for America... The decade of the 1790s has been called the 'age of passion.' Fervor ran high as rival factions battled over the course of the new republic-- each side convinced that the other's goals would betray the legacy of the Revolution so recently fought and so dearly won. All understood as well that what was at stake was not a moment's political advantage, but the future course of the American experiment in democracy. In this epochal debate, no two figures loomed larger than Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. Both men were visionaries, but their visions of what the United States should be were diametrically opposed. Jefferson, a true revolutionary, believed passionately in individual liberty and a more egalitarian society, with a weak central government and greater powers for the states. Hamilton, a brilliant organizer and tactician, feared chaos and social disorder. He sought to build a powerful national government that could ensure the young nation's security and drive it toward economic greatness. Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-- both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-- between these two titans. It ended only with the death of Hamilton in a pistol duel, felled by Aaron Burr, Jefferson's vice president. Their competing legacies, like the twin strands of DNA, continue to shape our country to this day. Their personalities, their passions, and their bold dreams for America leap from the page in this epic new work from one of our finest historians" -- from publisher's web page
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.09/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.F47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Jefferson and Hamilton : the rivalry that forged a nation, John Ferling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608195282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013000824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn826322983
  • (OCoLC)826322983
Label
Jefferson and Hamilton : the rivalry that forged a nation, John Ferling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608195282
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013000824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn826322983
  • (OCoLC)826322983

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