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The Resource The great conspiracy : Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West, Donald Barr Chidsey

The great conspiracy : Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West, Donald Barr Chidsey

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The great conspiracy : Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West
Title
The great conspiracy
Title remainder
Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West
Statement of responsibility
Donald Barr Chidsey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aaron Burr was one of the most astounding and perplexing men in American history. A man who had lost the Presidency of the United States to Thomas Jefferson by only one vote in the House of Representatives (the Electoral College vote had been even), and who had himself been Vice President, he nevertheless became notorious overnight by killing Alexander Hamilton in their famous New Jersey duel. But he went further, Burr, ever restless, ventured into the Midwest and West, engaging in "strange doings" that included secret meetings on Blennerhassett Island and efforts to raise a private militia. Was he really anxious to establish himself as Emperor of Mexico? What were the motives and the ambitions of this curious and powerful man? Donald Barr Chidsey, lauded for his many vivid on-the-scene histories, dramatically brings to life all the circumstances surrounding the duel with Hamilton; he takes us behind the scenes as Burr plots with Harman Blennerhassett, General James Wilkinson, and other leading figures of the day; he shows us Burr's trip south with his small "army" and the eventual capture and arraignment of the former Vice President. Then we see the great Virginia trial at which Burr was charged with conspiracy (a trial that included the great lawyer William Wirt and Chief Justice John Marshall, with Jefferson himself "in the wings"), and finally the last--and often pathetic--years, in Europe and New York, of this dynamic and fascinating man.--Jacket flap
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Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1981
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Chidsey, Donald Barr
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burr, Aaron
  • Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
  • Burr, Aaron
Label
The great conspiracy : Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West, Donald Barr Chidsey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
567671
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
166 pages
Lccn
67027042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)567671
Label
The great conspiracy : Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West, Donald Barr Chidsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-161)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
567671
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
166 pages
Lccn
67027042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)567671

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