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The Age of Federalism

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick


When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that remarkable era. This book provides an analytical survey of this extraordinary period. Ranging over the widest variety of concerns—political, cultural, economic, diplomatic, and military—it provides a sweeping historical accou ... More

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson, federalism, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, Talleyrand, Napoleon Bonaparte, George Hammond, James McHenry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195093810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Elkins, author
Smith College

Eric McKitrick, author
Columbia University