This documentary study of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton focuses on their differing views of society and government in the formative years of the new American nation Interweaving than 40 documents into 7 chronological chapters, the text follows the lives and careers of the two men from their youth, through the Revolutionary War, to the death of Hamilton in 1804 In each chapter, generous excerpts from their public papers and private letters reveal the two men s often divergent views on government and the Constitution, economic and foreign policy, and the military, and illustrate the roles they played in the emergence of political parties. Best Read eBook Thomas Jefferson Versus Alexander Hamilton: Confrontations that Shaped a Nation author Noble E. Cunningham Jr. – bluevapours.co.uk
One of the foremost scholars of the life and thought of Thomas Jefferson, Noble E Cunningham, Jr served with the U.S Army, 1944 1946, and received a B.A from the University of Louisville in 1948 He earned his M.A 1949 and Ph.D., with honors, from Duke University 1952 He taught at Wake Forest College and the University of Richmond before joining the history department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1964 There he served as associate professor, full professor, the Byler Distinguished Professor 1980 1981 , the Frederick A Middlebush Professor 1986 1988 , and the Curators Professor of History 1988 1997 In 1997 he became Curators Professor of History Emeritus.Cunningham was the recipient of several major awards and fellowships during his career He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Historical Publications Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities He was a recipient of the University of Missouri Thomas Jefferson Award, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal, and the Missouri Conference of History Award In 1994 he was selected to attend a formal dinner at the White House with other Jefferson scholars and President Clinton.Cunningham s exhaustive research in the Library of Congress and the National Archives underlay his pathbreaking explorations of early nineteenth century American politics His insights provided the foundation for the work of today s historians of Jefferson and politics Cunningham s prolific scholarship has shaped our understanding not just of Jefferson but of the very nature and development of party politics in the early Republic Cunningham s first book, The Jeffersonian Republicans The Formation of Party Organization, 1789 1801, was published exactly a half century ago He proceeded to follow the Jeffersonian Republicans as they became the majority party in Congress and took control of the presidency in 1801 The Jeffersonian Republicans in Power Party Operations, 1801 1809 1963 examined issues of patronage both the formation of a policy and the difficulties of putting it into practice , party machinery on the national and regional levels, and the broader subject of the party and the press, a topic that is significant for early American politics The Process of Government Under Jefferson 1978 remains the cornerstone for any analysis of Jefferson s presidency and indeed teaches us much about the evolution of the institution of the American presidency It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize Over the course of his work, which includedthan a dozen books and numerous articles, Cunningham developed a profound respect for the third president s abilities to build a political party and a consensus His biography of Jefferson, In Pursuit of Reason 1987 , was translated into several languages, including Chinese Barbara ObergPrinceton University
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- Thomas Jefferson Versus Alexander Hamilton: Confrontations that Shaped a Nation
- Noble E. Cunningham Jr.
- 09 October 2019 Noble E. Cunningham Jr.