The American revolution of 1800 : how Jefferson rescued democracy from tyranny and faction and what this means today /

In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jeffe...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sisson, Dan, 1937-
Other Authors: Hartmann, Thom, 1951-
Format: eBook
Published: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014.
Edition:40th anniversary ed.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction by Thom Hartmann
  • The idea of a non-party state
  • The idea of revolution
  • The idea of revolution: conspiracy and counterrevolution
  • The principles of the American and French revolutions
  • The politics of faction
  • The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and threats to the First Amendment
  • The politics of the revolution of 1800: prelude
  • The politics of the revolution of 1800: revolution
  • Afterword by Thom Hartmann.