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Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr / Nancy Isenberg.

Isenberg, Nancy, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Kershaw - Camden Library B BURR (Text) 33255002575182 Adult Biography Available -
Kershaw - Overflow BURR (Text) 33255002656560 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670063529
  • ISBN: 0670063525
  • Physical Description: xiii, 540 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2007]

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-521) and index.
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A man of promising parts -- To concert with my brother officers -- Such are the letters I love -- An unprejudiced mind -- A certain little senator -- The statesman and the soldier -- The ruin of the vice president -- Little quid emperor -- Will O' Wisp treason -- That stranger was Aaron Burr -- Epilogue: He used no unnecessary words.
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This biography of the Revolutionary-era "villain" overturns every myth and image we have of him. The narrative of America's founding is filled with godlike geniuses--and then there was Aaron Burr. Generations have been told Burr was a betrayer--of Hamilton, of his country, of those with nobler ideas. All untrue: the politically aggressive Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr and subverted Burr's career at every turn for more than a decade. Historian Isenberg proves that Burr was no less a patriot and no less a principled thinker than those who debased him. He was an inspired politician who promoted decency when factionalism and ugly party politics were coalescing. He was as much an Enlightenment figure as Jefferson, and a feminist generations ahead of his time. A brilliant orator and lawyer, he was New York's attorney general, a senator, and vice president. His political assassination was accomplished by rivals who feared his power.--From publisher description.
Subject: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Vice-Presidents > United States > Biography.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1865.
Topic Heading: Opening day collection Powdersville

Nancy Isenberg, a New Jersey native, is the Mary Frances Barnard Chair in 19th- Century American History at the University of Tulsa. She is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America, which was chosen as the “best book in the field of the early American Republic” for 1999 by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.

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