Book Discussion on American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. In this recounting of the… read more

David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. In this recounting of the political career of the vice president of the United States who killed a former secretary of the Treasury in a duel, he focused on plans to create an empire on the Gulf of Mexico comprised of America’s western territories. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This presentation was in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion on the grounds of City Hall at the 3rd annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

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Program ID:
306091-9
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 19, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2012

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  • May 19, 2012 | 2:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2012 | 4:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2012 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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