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"Negro president" : Jefferson and the slave power, Garry Wills

Label
"Negro president" : Jefferson and the slave power
Title
"Negro president"
Title remainder
Jefferson and the slave power
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Title variation
Jefferson and the slave power
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "Negro President," the best-selling historian Garry Wills explores a controversial and neglected aspect of Thomas Jefferson's presidency: it was achieved by virtue of slave "representation" and conducted to preserve that advantage. Wills goes far beyond the recent revisionist debate over Jefferson's own slaves and his relationship with Sally Hemings to look at the political relationship between the president and slavery. Jefferson won the election of 1800 with Electoral College votes derived from the three-fifths representation of slaves, who could not vote but who were partially counted as citizens. That count was the basis of "the slave power" granted to southern states, and it made some Federalists call Jefferson the Negro President -- one elected because of the slave count's margin. Probing the heart of Jefferson's presidency, Wills reveals how the might of the slave states was a concern behind Jefferson's most important decisions and policies, including his strategy to expand the nation west. But the president met with resistance: Timothy Pickering, now largely forgotten, was elected to Congress to wage a fight against Jefferson and the institutions that supported him. Wills restores Pickering and his allies' dramatic struggle to our understanding of Jefferson and the creation of the new nation. In "Negro President," Wills offers a bold rethinking of one of American history's greatest icons
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Pickering, Timothy
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
"Negro president" : Jefferson and the slave power, Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Pickering vs. Jefferson: Toussaint
  • p. 33.
  • II.
  • "Second Revolution"
  • p. 47.
  • 3.
  • 1800: Why Were Slaves Counted?
  • p. 50.
  • 4.
  • Introduction: The Three-Fifths Clause
  • 1800: The Negro-Burr Election
  • p. 62.
  • 5.
  • 1801: Jefferson or Burr?
  • p. 73.
  • 6.
  • 1801 Aftermath: Turning Out the Federalists
  • p. 90.
  • III.
  • Pickering in Congress
  • p. 1.
  • p. 103.
  • 7.
  • 1803: The Twelfth Amendment
  • p. 106.
  • 8.
  • 1803: Louisiana
  • p. 114.
  • 9.
  • 1804: Pickering and Burr
  • p. 127.
  • I.
  • 10.
  • 1804-1805: Impeachments
  • p. 140.
  • 11.
  • 1808: Embargo
  • p. 147.
  • 12.
  • 1808: Pickering and Governor Sullivan
  • p. 159.
  • 13.
  • Before 1800
  • 1808: Pickering and J. Q. Adams
  • p. 171.
  • 14.
  • 1809-1815: Pickering and Madison
  • p. 182.
  • IV.
  • The
  • Pickering Legacy
  • p. 195.
  • 15.
  • p. 15.
  • J. Q. Adams: The Federal (Slave) District
  • p. 200.
  • 16.
  • J. Q. Adams: Petition Battles
  • p. 214.
  • Epilogue: Farewell to Pickering
  • p. 226
  • 1.
  • Pickering vs. Jefferson: The Northwest
  • p. 18.
Control code
52902750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780618343980
Lccn
2003056710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
"Negro president" : Jefferson and the slave power, Garry Wills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • Pickering vs. Jefferson: Toussaint
  • p. 33.
  • II.
  • "Second Revolution"
  • p. 47.
  • 3.
  • 1800: Why Were Slaves Counted?
  • p. 50.
  • 4.
  • Introduction: The Three-Fifths Clause
  • 1800: The Negro-Burr Election
  • p. 62.
  • 5.
  • 1801: Jefferson or Burr?
  • p. 73.
  • 6.
  • 1801 Aftermath: Turning Out the Federalists
  • p. 90.
  • III.
  • Pickering in Congress
  • p. 1.
  • p. 103.
  • 7.
  • 1803: The Twelfth Amendment
  • p. 106.
  • 8.
  • 1803: Louisiana
  • p. 114.
  • 9.
  • 1804: Pickering and Burr
  • p. 127.
  • I.
  • 10.
  • 1804-1805: Impeachments
  • p. 140.
  • 11.
  • 1808: Embargo
  • p. 147.
  • 12.
  • 1808: Pickering and Governor Sullivan
  • p. 159.
  • 13.
  • Before 1800
  • 1808: Pickering and J. Q. Adams
  • p. 171.
  • 14.
  • 1809-1815: Pickering and Madison
  • p. 182.
  • IV.
  • The
  • Pickering Legacy
  • p. 195.
  • 15.
  • p. 15.
  • J. Q. Adams: The Federal (Slave) District
  • p. 200.
  • 16.
  • J. Q. Adams: Petition Battles
  • p. 214.
  • Epilogue: Farewell to Pickering
  • p. 226
  • 1.
  • Pickering vs. Jefferson: The Northwest
  • p. 18.
Control code
52902750
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780618343980
Lccn
2003056710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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