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Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic

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Publisher Comments:

A major reconsideration of early American politics, Affairs of Honor offers a profoundly human look at the anxieties and political realities of leaders struggling to define themselves and their role in the new nation.

Review:

"A scintillating contribution to the recent revival of interest in the political culture of the early Republic. Vividly written and analytically incisive, Affairs of Honor heralds the debut of an imaginative and perceptive scholar." Jack Rakove, Stanford University

Review:

"The most important book that has been written on the origins of American politics in many, many years. Joanne Freemanb?s work is enormously original, and the scholarship is impeccable. This book is a real breakthrough — we?ll never look at politics in this period in the same way." Jan Lewis, Rutgers University

Review:

"Affairs of Honor stunningly transforms our understanding of the Founding Fathers and their political culture. This dynamic and penetrating work will be debated — and increasingly appreciated — for many years to come." Bertram Wyatt-Brown, author of Southern Honor

Review:

"Affairs of Honor is a landmark work in the history of our national origins. With considerable style and grace, Freeman shows that the central story line must include such old-fashioned notions as honor and character, and that, in her capable hands, political history is once again alive and well." Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers

Review:

"Professor Freeman not only sheds new light on that complex code — cult? — of honor in American eighteenth-century life and politics which made inevitable the Burr-Hamilton duel, but she has also, à propos, written the clearest account to date of the presidential election of 1800, in which Jefferson and Burr tied for first place, causing Jefferson to behave with more than his usual subtlety while imputing, characteristically, bad faith to his rival Burr, who, according to their original agreement, raised not a finger in his own behalf and so behaved honorably. After two centuries, it is nice to know what really went on in that Dark Age when we had no kindly Supreme Court to determine our elections 5?4." Gore Vidal

Synopsis:

By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. 38 illustrations.

About the Author

Joanne B. Freeman is assistant professor of history at Yale University. She recently appeared in the PBS American Experience documentary "The Duel," exploring the fatal 1804 clash between Burr and Hamilton. She is also the editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings, published by the Library of America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300088779
Subtitle:
National Politics in the New Republic
Author:
Freeman, Joanne B.
Author:
Freeman, Joanne B.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Elite (Social sciences)
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Politics and culture
Subject:
Honor
Subject:
Elite
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States Social conditions To 1865.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 75, no. 1
Publication Date:
20010811
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 b/w illus.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.65 lb

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Product details 400 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300088779 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A scintillating contribution to the recent revival of interest in the political culture of the early Republic. Vividly written and analytically incisive, Affairs of Honor heralds the debut of an imaginative and perceptive scholar."
"Review" by , "The most important book that has been written on the origins of American politics in many, many years. Joanne Freemanb?s work is enormously original, and the scholarship is impeccable. This book is a real breakthrough — we?ll never look at politics in this period in the same way."
"Review" by , "Affairs of Honor stunningly transforms our understanding of the Founding Fathers and their political culture. This dynamic and penetrating work will be debated — and increasingly appreciated — for many years to come."
"Review" by , "Affairs of Honor is a landmark work in the history of our national origins. With considerable style and grace, Freeman shows that the central story line must include such old-fashioned notions as honor and character, and that, in her capable hands, political history is once again alive and well."
"Review" by , "Professor Freeman not only sheds new light on that complex code — cult? — of honor in American eighteenth-century life and politics which made inevitable the Burr-Hamilton duel, but she has also, à propos, written the clearest account to date of the presidential election of 1800, in which Jefferson and Burr tied for first place, causing Jefferson to behave with more than his usual subtlety while imputing, characteristically, bad faith to his rival Burr, who, according to their original agreement, raised not a finger in his own behalf and so behaved honorably. After two centuries, it is nice to know what really went on in that Dark Age when we had no kindly Supreme Court to determine our elections 5?4."
"Synopsis" by , By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. 38 illustrations.
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