The Early Republic: Primary Documents on Events from 1799 to 1820 (Google eBook)

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Patricia L. Dooley
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 375 pages
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In the first two decades of the 19th century, the early American Republic emerged from under the shadow of the internal and external threats that had formerly plagued its progression towards independence, and with increased confidence in its capacity as a political institution and as a military power, began to consider the policies that would determine the country's course in the future. In determining these policies, whether military, economic, or political, no single institution was more instrumental than the press--the "engine" of the national consciousness, in the words of Thomas Jefferson. With this unique collection of primary documents, students, scholars, and other interested readers will be able to debate the issues central to this period. Beginning with an extensive overview of the period, this book focuses on 26 pressing issues of the early republic. Each issue is presented with an introductory essay and multiple primary documents from the newspapers of the day, illustrating both sides of the debate. Some of the issues thus discussed include: the nation's first regime change (as the Federalists lost control of the White House to the Republicans); the Louisiana Purchase; the War of 1812; slave revolts; the fear of immigrants; disunion; and the wars against the Indians. This is a perfect resource for students interested in the early republic and the actual opinions and words of those involved.
  

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Contents

The Aftermath of George Washingtons Death 1799
7
The United States Capital Moves to the Potomac
21
Thomas Jeffersons Election to the Presidency
37
Medical Treatment and The RushLight 1800
53
Gabriels Slave Rebellion 1800
65
Jeffersons Patronage and the New Haven
85
Thomas Jeffersons Mammoth Cheese and Wall
97
Nativism in the Age of Jefferson
109
The ChesapeakeLeopard Affair 1807
177
New Jerseys Repeal of Womens Suffrage 1807
189
The Embargo Act 18071809
201
The Battle of Tippecanoe November 78 1811
225
The Declaration of the War of 1812
243
The Burning of Washington D C August
261
The Hartford
279
The Era of Good Feelings 1817
295

The Tripolitan War 18011805
125
The Louisiana Purchase 1803
137
Marbury v Madison 1801 1803
151
Aaron Burrs Conspiracy and Arrest for Treason
165
The Establishment of the Second Bank of
317
Poverty and Pauperism in the Early National
337
Selected Bibliography
365
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PATRICIA L. DOOLEY is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Elliot School of Communications at the University of Wichita. Her first book, Taking Their Political Place: Journalists and the Making of an Occupation, released in 1997, came out in paperback form in 2000.

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