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Affairs of honor : national politics in the New Republic / Joanne B. Freeman.

By: Freeman, Joanne B, 1962-.
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2001Description: xxiv, 376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300088779 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 18th century | Honor -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815 | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865DDC classification: 306.20973 Summary: In this extraordinary book, Joanne Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures likes Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, as well as less famous politicians such as Senators William Maclay and William Plumer, freeman reveals an alien and profoundly unstable political world grounded on the code of honor. In the absence of a party system and with few examples to guide America's great experiment in republican governance, national politicians monitored their conduct and attacked their rivals according to the ethic of honor.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In this extraordinary book, Joanne Freeman offers a major reassessment of political culture in the early years of the American republic. By exploring both the public actions and private papers of key figures likes Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and Alexander Hamilton, as well as less famous politicians such as Senators William Maclay and William Plumer, freeman reveals an alien and profoundly unstable political world grounded on the code of honor. In the absence of a party system and with few examples to guide America's great experiment in republican governance, national politicians monitored their conduct and attacked their rivals according to the ethic of honor.

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