The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic / Edition 1

The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic / Edition 1

by James J. Horn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813921414

ISBN-13: 9780813921419

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: University of Virginia

George W. Bush and Al Gore were by no means the first presidential hopefuls to find themselves embroiled in a hotly contested electoral impasse. Two hundred years earlier, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams endured arguably the most controversial and consequential election in American history. Focusing on the wide range of possible outcomes of the 1800–1801

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Overview

George W. Bush and Al Gore were by no means the first presidential hopefuls to find themselves embroiled in a hotly contested electoral impasse. Two hundred years earlier, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams endured arguably the most controversial and consequential election in American history. Focusing on the wide range of possible outcomes of the 1800–1801 melee, this collection of essays situates the American "Revolution of 1800" in a broad context of geo-political and racial developments in the Atlantic world as a whole. In essays written expressly for this volume, leading historians of the period examine the electoral, social, and political outcome of Jefferson’s election in discussions strikingly relevant in the aftermath of the 2000 election.

Contributors

Joyce Appleby, University of California, Los AngelesMichael Bellesiles, Emory UniversityJeanne Boydston, University of WisconsinSeth Cotlar, Willamette UniversityGregory Evans Dowd, University of Notre DameLaurent Dubois, Michigan State UniversityDouglas R. Egerton, Le Moyne College, SyracuseJoanne Freeman, Yale UniversityJames E. Lewis Jr., independent scholar Robert M. S. McDonald, United States Military Academy, West PointJames Oakes, City University of New York Graduate CenterJeffrey Pasley, University of Missouri, ColumbiaJack N. Rakove, Stanford UniversityBethel Saler, Haverford CollegeJames Sidbury, University of TexasAlan Taylor, University of California, Davis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813921419
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Jeffersonian America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
789,017
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Pt. 1The Revolution of 18001
1"What Is to Become of Our Government?" The Revolutionary Potential of the Election of 18003
2The Political Presidency: Discovery and Invention30
3"The Soil Will be Soaked with Blood": Taking the Revolution of 1800 Seriously59
4Corruption and Compromise in the Election of 1800: The Process of Politics on the National Stage87
51800 as a Revolution in Political Culture: Newspapers, Celebrations, Voting, and Democratization in the Early Republic121
Pt. 2Jeffersonian America153
6Thomas Jefferson and the Psychology of Democracy155
7Was There a Religious Revolution of 1800?173
8Thomas Jefferson in Gabriel's Virginia199
9"Whom Have I Oppressed?" The Pursuit of Happiness and the Happy Slave220
10Making Gender in the Early Republic: Judith Sargent Murray and the Revolution of 1800240
11Spinning Wheel Revolution267
Pt. 3Revolutionary World289
12"Troubled Water": Rebellion and Republicanism in the Revolutionary French Caribbean291
13The Empire of Liberty Reconsidered309
14Joseph Gales and the Making of the Jeffersonian Middle Class331
15An Empire for Liberty, a State for Empire: The U.S. National State before and after the Revolution of 1800360
16A Northern Revolution of 1800? Upper Canada and Thomas Jefferson383
Notes on Contributors411
Index415

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