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Affairs of Honor - 01 edition

Affairs of Honor (ISBN10: 0300097557; ISBN13: 9780300097559)
ISBN13: 978-0300097559
ISBN10: 0300097557

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0300088779
ISBN10: 0300088779

Summary: This groundbreaking book offers a major reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's earliest years, when Jefferson, Burr, Hamilton, and other national leaders struggled to define themselves and their role in the new nation. Joanne Freeman shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honor provided ground rules for political combat, how gossip, print warfare, and dueling became accepted political weapons, and how the founders jos
tled for political power in the nascent republic.
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Summary: This groundbreaking book offers a major reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's earliest years, when Jefferson, Burr, Hamilton, and other national leaders struggled to define themselves and their role in the new nation. Joanne Freeman shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honor provided ground rules for political combat, how gossip, print warfare, and dueling became accepted political weapons, and how the founders jostled for political power in the nascent republic. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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