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Stewart, David O
American emperor : Aaron Burr's challenge to Jefferson's America / David O. Stewart
Alternate Title Aaron Burr's challenge to Jefferson's America
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E330 .S84 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1800
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1797-1801
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Physical Description xx, 410 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-387) and index
Contents The dark star of the founding -- Do not play the fool with his name -- The duel -- On the frontier -- The restless west -- Vice President Burr -- "I ... shall seek another country" -- The adventure begins -- Early doubts -- On the world stage -- Burr's threats -- The baron of the Ouachita Valley -- The western world ignites -- High water mark -- Dancing on the Sabine -- The Daveiss factor -- Escape from Blennerhassett Island -- Wilkinson unchained -- Burr in chains -- When cousins collide -- What is treason? -- Sympathy for villainy -- A mammoth of iniquity -- Searching for an overt act -- A drawn battle -- To Britain -- On the continent -- The history of thy crimes
Summary Traces the career of the third U.S. vice president and would-be secession leader, discussing his acrimonious relationship with Thomas Jefferson; his ambitious vision of expansion; and his historical, self-defended trial for treason

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