Thomas Jefferson Versus Alexander Hamilton by Noble E. Cunningham
Confrontations that Shaped a Nation (Bedford Series in History & Culture)

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This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new American nation. Interweaving more than 40 documents into 7 chronological chapters, the text follows the lives and careers of the two men from their youth, through the Revolutionary War, to the death of Hamilton in 1804. In each chapter, generous excerpts from their public papers and private letters reveal the two men's often divergent views on government and the Constitution, economic and foreign policy, and the military, and illustrate the roles they played in the emergence of political parties.
 

About Noble E. Cunningham

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Noble E. Cunningham Jr. is Curator's Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Palgrave Macmillan. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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