The american revolution of 1800 : How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction-and What This Means Today. / Dan Sisson.
- ISBN: 9781609949860 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781609949877 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Edition: 1.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800-and the lessons for today couldn't be more obvious. Most historians celebrate Jefferson's victory over Adams in 1800 as the beginning of the two-party system, but Jefferson would have been horrified by this interpretation. Drawing on the understanding of faction, revolution, and conspiracy reflected in the writings of the Founders, Sisson makes it clear that they, like Jefferson, envisioned essentially a nonparty state. Jefferson believed his election was a peaceful revolution by the American people overturning an elitist faction that was stamping out cherished constitutional rights and trying to transform our young democracy into an authoritarian state. It was a transfer of power back to the people, not a change of parties....
Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2078 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2425 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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