Andrew Burnstein and Nancy Isenberg: "Madison and Jefferson"
Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, history professors at Louisiana State University, present a dual biography of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. The authors focus on the third and fourth American presidents' relationship and their affect on the American political system. Mr. Burstein and Ms. Isenberg argue that although Thomas Jefferson is the more often recognized figure, it was James Madison who played a key role in the development of the two-party system and gave the early push to elect George Washington to the presidency. Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg present their book at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia
Presidents Adams and the Problem of Democracy
Historians Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein examine the parallels between the politics and personalities of father and son Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams as described in their new book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality.
The book highlights the Adamses’ prophetic warnings about the dangers of partisanship, demagoguery, and the politics of personality. Lana Ulrich, senior director of content at the National Constitution Center, moderates.
White Trash interview with Nancy Isenberg
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Hamilton v. Burr
The duel between former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr is the most famous duel in American history. On July 11, 1804, the two political rivals met on a dueling ground in Weehawken, New Jersey. The rest, as they say, is history. Our esteemed panelists H.W. Brands, Elizabeth Cobbs and Nancy Isenberg will revisit that infamous day in our nation’s young history and take a closer look at that event from a 21st century historian’s perspective.
Why History Matters
Historians Nancy Isenberg and T.J. Stiles will explore how history is a window through which to understand the political universe of today. They will address the differences between journalism and history, and why history offers a more in-depth understanding of current problems in our democratic system, class and racial divisions, and the culture of celebrity.
Madison and Jefferson
The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson’s genius overshadowing James Madison’s judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book about their crucial partnership, both are seen as men of their times, hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years. With a thrilling and unprecedented account of early America as its backdrop, Madison and Jefferson reveals these founding fathers as privileged young men in a land marked by tribal identities rather than a united national personality. Esteemed historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg capture Madison’s hidden role—he acted in effect as a campaign manager—in Jefferson’s career. In riveting detail, the authors chart the courses of two very different presidencies: Jefferson’s driven by force of personality, Madison’s sustained by a militancy that history has been reluctant to ascribe to him.
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The Truth About White Trash The 400 Year History of Class in America 35th Portier Lecture
Presented by Nancy Isenberg, Ph.D.
The 35th Annual Portier Lecture: White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America
Thursday, October 29, at 7:30, at Byrne Memorial Hall
Spring Hill College - Mobile, Alabama
Nancy Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Madison and Jefferson, 2010, with Andrew Burstein; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, 2007; and Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America, 1998.
The Portier Lecture is the annual history lecture, named in honor of Bishop Michael Portier, the first bishop of Mobile, who founded Spring Hill College in 1830.
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The Issue of Difference and the Liberal Arts - Mark Burstein Inauguration
Our communities and work places have become significantly more global and diverse. This panel will discuss whether it is the role of a liberal arts education to help prepare students for this aspect of their future lives. If this is an appropriate role, how can colleges and universities approach this challenge from a curricular and extracurricular perspective?
Jill Dolan—(moderator), Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts and Program Director in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Princeton University
Dominica Chang, Associate Professor of French, Lawrence University
Peter Glick, Professor of Psychology and Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of the Social Sciences, Lawrence University
Harold Jordan '72, Former Chair of the Board and Emeritus Trustee, Lawrence University
Terri Harris Reed, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, George Washington University
Enlightenment Era in America - Shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation
Louisiana State University professor Andrew Burstein teaches a class on the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation, with a focus on Benjamin Franklin.
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Nancy MacLean in conversation with Greg Grandin.
Jefferson vs. Burr: A Truth Vastly Different from What Is Taught in High Schools and Universities
In 1807, Burr was brought to trial on a charge of treason before the United States Circuit court at Richmond, Virginia. His defense lawyers included Edmund Randolph, John Wickham, Luther Martin, and Benjamin Gaines Botts. Burr had been arraigned four times for treason before a grand jury indicted him. The only physical evidence presented to the Grand Jury was Wilkinson's so-called letter from Burr, which proposed the idea of stealing land in the Louisiana Purchase. During the Jury's examination, the court discovered that the letter was written in Wilkinson's own handwriting. He said he had made a copy because he had lost the original. The Grand Jury threw the letter out as evidence, and the news made a laughingstock of the general for the rest of the proceedings.
The trial, presided over by Chief Justice of the United States John Marshall, began on August 3. Article 3, Section 3 of the United States Constitution requires that treason either be admitted in open court, or proven by an overt act witnessed by two people. Since no two witnesses came forward, Burr was acquitted on September 1, in spite of the full force of the Jefferson administration's political influence thrown against him. Burr was immediately tried on a misdemeanor charge and was again acquitted.
Given that Jefferson was using his influence as president in an effort to obtain a conviction, the trial was a major test of the Constitution and the concept of separation of powers. Jefferson challenged the authority of the Supreme Court, specifically Chief Justice Marshall, an Adams appointee who clashed with Jefferson over John Adams' last-minute judicial appointments. Jefferson believed that Burr's treason was obvious. Burr sent a letter to Jefferson in which he stated that he could do Jefferson much harm. The case as tried was decided on whether Aaron Burr was present at certain events at certain times and in certain capacities. Thomas Jefferson used all of his influence to get Marshall to convict, but Marshall was not swayed.
Historians Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein write that Burr:
was not guilty of treason, nor was he ever convicted, because there was no evidence, not one credible piece of testimony, and the star witness for the prosecution had to admit that he had doctored a letter implicating Burr.
David O. Stewart, on the other hand, insists that while Burr was not explicitly guilty of treason according to Marshall's definition, evidence exists that links him to treasonous crimes. For example, Bollman admitted to Jefferson during an interrogation that Burr planned to raise an army and invade Mexico. He said that Burr believed that he should be Mexico's monarch, as a republican government was not right for the Mexican people. Many historians believe the extent of Burr's involvement may never be known.
AARON BURR - WikiVidi Documentary
Aaron Burr Jr. was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States , serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly , was appointed New York State Attorney General , was chosen as a U.S. senator , from the State of New York, and reached the apex of his career as vice president. The highlight of Burr's tenure as president of the Senate, one of his few official duties as vice president, was the Senate's first impeachment trial, that of Supreme Court justice Samuel Chase. In 1804, the last full year of his single term as vice president, Burr killed his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel. Burr was never tried for the illegal duel, and all charges against him were eventually dropped,, but Hamilton's death ended Burr's political career. After leaving Washington, Burr t...
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00:02:00: Early life
00:04:43: Revolutionary War
00:09:42: First marriage and family
00:12:08: Legal and early political career
00:19:00: Vice presidency
00:26:05: Duel with Alexander Hamilton
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00:01:46 1 Early life
00:03:46 1.1 Revolutionary War
00:07:45 2 First marriage and family
00:10:22 2.1 Illegitimate children
00:12:27 3 Politics
00:14:31 3.1 New York City politics
00:16:28 3.2 The presidential election of 1800
00:19:17 3.3 Vice presidency
00:20:19 4 Duel with Alexander Hamilton
00:25:27 5 Conspiracy and trial
00:31:13 6 Exile and return
00:32:46 7 Later life and death
00:33:08 7.1 Adopted and natural children
00:34:18 7.2 Marriage to Eliza Jumel
00:35:09 7.3 Death
00:35:36 8 Character
00:40:27 9 Legacy
00:41:14 10 Representation in literature and popular culture
00:46:34 11 Notes
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Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805), serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term.
Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly (1784–1785, 1798–1799), was appointed New York State Attorney General (1789–1791), was chosen as a U.S. senator (1791–1797) from the State of New York, and reached the apex of his career as vice president. In the waning months of his tenure as president of the Senate, he oversaw the 1805 impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.
Burr shot his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in 1804, the last full year of his single term as vice president. He was never tried for the illegal duel and all charges against him were eventually dropped, but Hamilton's death ended Burr's political career.
Burr left Washington, D.C., and traveled west seeking new opportunities, both economic and political. His activities eventually led to his arrest on charges of treason in 1807. The subsequent trial resulted in acquittal, but Burr's western schemes left him with large debts and few influential friends. In a final quest for grand opportunities, he left the United States for Europe. He remained overseas until 1812, when he returned to the United States to practice law in New York City, where he spent the rest of his life in relative obscurity.
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