America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic

By: Buel, Richard Jr.

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Many people would be surprised to learn that the struggle between Thomas Jefferson's Republican Party and Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Party defined--and jeopardized--the political life of the early American republic. "America on the Brink" looks at why the Federalists, who worked so hard to consolidate the federal government before 1800, went to great lengths to subvert it after Jefferson's election. In addition to taking the side of the British in the diplomatic dance before the war, the Federalists did everything they could to impede the prosecution of the war, even threatening the Madison Administration with a separate peace for New England in 1814. Readers fascinated by the world of the Founding Fathers will come away from this riveting account with a new appreciation for how close the new nation came to falling apart almost fifty years before the Civil War.

Title: America on the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic

Author Name: Buel, Richard Jr.

Categories: American War of 1812,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 2005

ISBN Number: 1403962383

ISBN Number 13: 9781403962386

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 080871

Description: Tight, unmarked copy. Illustrated.