Book Discussion on Jefferson's Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr

Mr. Wheelan talked about his book Jefferson’s Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary, published by Carroll and… read more

Mr. Wheelan talked about his book Jefferson’s Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary, published by Carroll and Graf. He argued that Aaron Burr was a naturally gifted orator and politician whose abilities threatened Thomas Jefferson. He also contended that this was the reason that Mr. Jefferson was intent on destroying the political career of Aaron Burr. When Mr. Burr’s potential involvement in a land-holdings plot was revealed, Thomas Jefferson saw this as an opportunity to expose Aaron Burr in the Supreme Court treason trial presided over by Chief Justice John Marshall. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Jefferson's Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Apr 17, 2005
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Jul 13, 2006

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  • Apr 17, 2005 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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