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Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic

 
 
 
 
Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic
Author: Professor Joanne B. Freeman - Joanne B. Freeman
ISBN 13: 9780300097559
ISBN 10: 300097557
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $19.00
 
 

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.

Author Biography: Joanne B. Freeman, assistant professor of history at Yale University, is also the editor of Alexander Hamilton: Writings, published by the Library of America.

Gore Vidal

Professor Freeman sheds new light on that complex code-cult?-of honor in American eighteenth-century life and politics.