Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Duel

Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Submitted by FHMaster on Sun, 01/08/2017 - 20:28

This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with Hamilton and then with Jefferson on a continental scale. The book does not sentimentalize any of its three protagonists, neither does it derogate their extraordinary qualities.