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The Jeffersonians : the visionary presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe / Kevin R. C. Gutzman.

"A lively and essential chronicle of the only consecutive trio of two-term presidencies of the same political party in American history, from the bestselling author of Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary and James Madison. Before the consecutive two-term administrations of Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, there had only been one other trio of its type: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Kevin R. C. Gutzman's The Jeffersonians is a complete chronicle of the men, known as The Virginia Dynasty, who served as president from 1801 to 1825 and implemented the foreign policy, domestic, and constitutional agenda of the radical wing of the American Revolution, setting guideposts for later American liberals to follow. The three close political allies were tightly related: Jefferson and Madison were the closest of friends, and Monroe was Jefferson's former law student. Their achievements were many, including the founding of the opposition Republican Party in the 1790s; the Louisiana Purchase; and the call upon Congress in 1806 to use its constitutional power to ban slave imports beginning on January 1, 1808. Of course, not everything the Virginia Dynasty undertook was a success: Its chief failure might have been the ineptly planned and led War of 1812. In general, however, when Monroe rode off into the sunset in 1825, his passing and the end of The Virginia Dynasty were much lamented. Kevin R. C. Gutzman's stunning book details a time in America when three Presidents worked toward common goals to strengthen our Republic in a way we rarely see in American politics today"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250135452
  • ISBN: 1250135451
  • Physical Description: 595 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-577) and index.
Subject: Presidents > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1801-1809.
United States > Politics and government > 1809-1817.
United States > Politics and government > 1817-1825.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831.
Republicanism > United States > History > 19th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 973.5 GUT Nonfiction (Text) 34001001433786 Adult Area Available -
Martin Library Adults 973.5 GUT Life Times (Text)
Bookplate: Plated 2023: Donated from The Estate of George F. Kauffman York, Pennsylvania
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Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults 973.5 GUT Nonfiction (Text) 34262000789996 Main Room Available -

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