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The Resource Adams vs. Jefferson : [the tumultuous election of 1800], John Ferling, (sound recording)

Adams vs. Jefferson : [the tumultuous election of 1800], John Ferling, (sound recording)

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Adams vs. Jefferson : [the tumultuous election of 1800]
Title
Adams vs. Jefferson
Title remainder
[the tumultuous election of 1800]
Statement of responsibility
John Ferling
Title variation
Adams versus Jefferson
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Language
eng
Summary
"It was a contest of titans: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two heroes of the Revolutionary era, once intimate friends, now icy antagonists locked in a fierce battle for the future of the United States. The election of 1800 was a thunderous clash of a campaign that climaxed in a deadlock in the Electoral College and led to a crisis in which the young republic teetered on the edge of collapse. Adams vs. Jefferson is a gripping account of a true turning point in American history, a dramatic struggle between two parties with profoundly different visions of how the nation should be governed. Adams led the Federalists, conservatives who favored a strong central government, and Jefferson led the Republicans, egalitarians who felt the Federalists had betrayed the Revolution of 1776 and were backsliding toward monarchy. The campaign itself was a barroom brawl every bit as ruthless as any modern contest, with mud-slinging--Federalists called Jefferson "a howling atheist"--Scare tactics, and backstabbing. The low point came when Alexander Hamilton printed a devastating attack on Adams, the head of his own party, in "fifty-four pages of unremitting vilification." The election ended in a stalemate in the Electoral College that dragged on for days and nights and through dozens of ballots. Tensions ran so high that the Republicans threatened civil war if the Federalists denied Jefferson the presidency. Finally a secret deal that changed a single vote gave Jefferson the White House. A devastated Adams left Washington before dawn on Inauguration Day, too embittered even to shake his rival's hand. Jefferson's election, John Ferling concludes, consummated the American Revolution, assuring the democratization of the United States and its true separation from Britain. With magisterial command, Ferling brings to life both the outsize personalities and the hotly contested political questions at stake. He shows not just why this moment was a milestone in U.S. history, but how strongly the issues--and the passions--of 1800 resonate with our own time"--product description
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OCO
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Ferling, John E
Dewey number
324.973044
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Performed by Jack Garrett
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Garrett, Jack
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  • Presidents
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • United States
Label
Adams vs. Jefferson : [the tumultuous election of 1800], John Ferling, (sound recording)
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Publication
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  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm56585022
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (11.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781419312649
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C2992
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Adams vs. Jefferson : [the tumultuous election of 1800], John Ferling, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocm56585022
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
10 sound discs (11.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781419312649
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C2992
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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