American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis / Edition 1

American Politics in the Early Republic: The New Nation in Crisis / Edition 1

by James Roger Sharp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300065191

ISBN-13: 9780300065190

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this penetrating new assessment of the politics of the early American Republic, James Roger Sharp argues that the birth of the country was not as painless and unexceptional as many believe. Instead, he tells the dramatic story of the development of opposition politics in the new nation, showing how, by the turn of the century, the animosity between the Federalist

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In this penetrating new assessment of the politics of the early American Republic, James Roger Sharp argues that the birth of the country was not as painless and unexceptional as many believe. Instead, he tells the dramatic story of the development of opposition politics in the new nation, showing how, by the turn of the century, the animosity between the Federalist defenders of the administration and their Republic critics led the nation to the brink of disintegration.

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ISBN-13:
9780300065190
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(16)
Part I The Breakdown of Elite Consensus, 1789 to 1792 17(36)
1. George Washington and the New Nation
17(14)
2. Disappointed Expectations: The Failure of Elite Consensus
31(22)
Part II The Polarization of the Elite, 1792 to 1798 53(134)
3. The Election of 1792: Grappling with the Concept of Representation
53(16)
4. The French Revolution and the Awakening of the Democratic Spirit
69(23)
5. Threats to the Union
92(21)
6. The Jay Treaty
113(25)
7. The Election of 1796
138(25)
8. The War Crisis and the Alien and Sedition Acts
163(24)
Part III The Crisis of Union, 1798 to 1801 187(89)
9. The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions: Making a Refuge for the Oppressed
187(21)
10. 1799: Virginia Versus the Hamiltonian Federalists and the Fears of Armed Conflict
208(18)
11. The Election of 1800
226(24)
12. Electoral Gridlock: the Crisis of 1801
250(26)
Epilogue 276(13)
Notes 289(48)
Bibliography 337(12)
Index 349

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