Book Discussion on America Afire

Mr. Weisberger talked about his book America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800, published by William… read more

Mr. Weisberger talked about his book America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800, published by William Morrow and Co. The book focuses on the personal and ideological rivalries between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and the presidential election campaigns they fought against each other, which Adams won in 1796 but Jefferson won in 1800. John Adams stepped down from the presidency peacefully in 1801 after a campaign fraught with broken friendships, scandals, riots, slanders and beatings. It was the first time in modern history that a leader had voluntarily turned over power to his political enemy. Mr. Weisberger feels this election was the first true test of the electoral system and it suggests many similarities with the election of 2000. close

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Book Discussion on America Afire

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2001
Last Aired:
Jul 4, 2005

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