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Pasley, Jeffrey L., 1964-
The first presidential contest : 1796 and the founding of American democracy / Jeffrey L. Pasley
Alternate Title 1796 and the founding of American democracy
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E320 .P37 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1796
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1809
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Physical Description xi, 516 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-498) and index
Contents Introduction : the unintentional campaign -- A new republic and its discontents -- Popular politics in a postcolonial nation -- The Jay Treaty crisis and the origins of the 1796 campaign -- From measures to "that man" : toward the presidential option for political change -- The long goodbye : finding candidates in the shadow of Washington -- The first culture war : themes and issues of the Federalist campaign against Thomas Jefferson -- His rotundity : themes and issues of the democratic-republican campaign against John Adams -- Taking the electoral college to school : how presidential electors helped create the national presidential election rather than preventing it -- The party racers : voting for president in 1796 -- Epilogue : kiss my ass and go to Hell
Series American presidential elections

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