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Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr (Vol 1)

Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr (Vol 1)

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Aaron Burr's fascinating, ultimately tragic career is chronicled in these volumes. The 1,000 letters, state papers, and other documents collected here reveal Burr as neither devil nor saint but as an immensely complicated figure in a tumultuous age. The work opens with Burr's rise in the turbulent world of New York State politics and continues his story to the disputed presidential election of 1801 and his term as Jefferson's vice-president. The second volume records his fall from political grace: his estrangement from Jefferson, his duel with Hamilton, and his controversial expedition to the West and trial for treason.

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