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Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Roger G. Kennedy


This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with Alexander Hamilton and then with Thomas Jefferson on a continental scale. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities. They were all great men, all flawed, and all three f ... More

Keywords: Aaron Burr, America, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, presidents, Founder, George Washington

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195140552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger G. Kennedy, author