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The treason trial of Aaron Burr

R. Kent Newmyer

The treason trial of Aaron Burr

law, politics, and the character wars of the new nation

by R. Kent Newmyer

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Trials, litigation,
  • Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807,
  • Trials (Treason)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementR. Kent Newmyer
    SeriesCambridge studies on the American Constitution
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF223.B8 N49 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25140669M
    ISBN 109781107022188, 9781107606616
    LC Control Number2011051724

    The treason trial of Aaron Burr pitted the might and power of a sitting President, Thomas Jefferson against his former Vice President, the tarnished and diminished Aaron Burr. The chare was treason as defined in Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution. (Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in /5(16). The Trial of Col. Aaron Burr on an Indictment for Treason: Before the Circuit Court of the United States, Held in Richmond, (Virginia), May Term, Including the Arguments and Decisions on All the Motions Made During the Examination and Trial, and on the Motion for .

    Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation (Cambridge Studies on the American Constitution) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. R. Kent Newmyer is Professor of Law and History, University of Connecticut Law School. His article is based on his recent book, The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation (Cambridge University Press, ).

    The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation. New York: Cambridge University Press, Nolan, Charles J., Jr. Aaron Burr and . The Library of Congress > Blogs > Law Library > Rare Book Video – The Trial of Vice President Aaron Burr Search All Formats Audio Recordings Books Films, Videos Legislation Manuscripts/Mixed Materials Maps Notated Music Newspapers Periodicals Personal Narratives Photos, Prints, Drawings Software, E-Resources Archived Web Sites Web Pages 3-D.


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This book contains the entire story of the famous (infamous?) trial of Aaron Burr for treason. What a great drama set in the early years of our Constitution when the ink was barely dry.

There were few American precedents to follow and many British legal contradictions/5(19). Hoffer, the editor of this excellent series on "Landmark Cases," has contributed another fine volume to it with his book on the treason trials of Aaron Burr.

Evenhanded, lively, and brief, his study draws on the latest historical scholarship to present an account not only good for general readers, but also perfect for use in college by: 5.

This book contains the entire story of the famous (infamous?) trial of Aaron Burr for treason. What a great drama set in the early years of our Constitution when the ink was barely dry. There were few American precedents to follow and many British legal by: 4.

The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Burr treason trial, one of the greatest criminal. In the first book dedicated to this important case, Peter Charles Hoffer unveils a cast of characters ensnared by politics and law at the highest levels of government, including President Thomas Jefferson--one of Burr's bitterest enemies--and Chief Justice John Marshall, no /5.

The Trial of Col. Aaron Burr on an Indictment for Treason book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Title: The trial of Col. Aaron B 1/5(1). In the first popular book to focus on one of the most intriguing chapters in Burr's long life, historian Buckner F.

Melton Jr. explores Aaron Burr's part in one of the most sensational criminal conspiracies in American history/5. Indeed, on Januhe had pronounced Burr guilty of treason to Congress and the entire nation—without a grand jury indictment,” said Kent Newmyer, in his recent book, “ The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics and the Character Wars of the New Nation.”.

Burr now stood accused of one of the gravest crimes in American law: treason. According to one account, he had been at the heart of a “deep, dark, and wicked conspiracy” against the young United.

This book is well written and deals very effectively with the confused and confusing charges and evidence against Burr. Recommended. “Hoffer musters a stellar cast—Burr, Jefferson, and Marshall—to reveal dramatic trials that tested the rule of law and probed the nature of treason.

"The noted constitutional scholar R. Kent Newmyer’s latest book illumines the ways 'law and politics were inseparably connected' in the treason trial of former vice president Aaron Burr, who was accused of attempting to take portions of the United States for his own Pages: The Trial of Col.

Aaron Burr on an Indictment for Treason book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This work has been selected by s. The Burr treason trial, one of the greatest criminal trials in American history, was significant for several reasons. The legal proceedings lasted seven months and featured some of the nation's.

The Trial of Col. Aaron Burr, on an Indictment for Treason, Before the Circuit Court of the United States, Held in Richmond, (Virginia), May Term, Including the Arguments and Decisions on All the Motions Made During the Examination and Trial, and on the Motion for an Attachment Against Gen.

Wilkinson. The contemporary story of political intrigue occurs from toin the time of Jacksonian democracy, years after the treason trial. The narrator is Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, an ambitious young man working as a law clerk in Aaron Burr's law firm, in New York City.

A short illustrated biography of the treason trial of Aaron Burr, written in easy to read English for younger : Charlene Ryan. The Aaron Burr Treason Trial 1 The Aaron Burr Treason Trial: A Short Narrative The trial of Aaron Burr for treason in has few rivals in American history for dramatic appeal and for its colorful cast of char acters.

The accused traitor had been Vice President during the fi rst administration of Thomas Jefferson. In the summer. Aaron Burr was an enigma even in his own day.

Founding father and vice president, he engaged in a duel with Alexander Hamilton resulting in a murder indictment that effectively ended his legal career. And when he turned his attention to entrepreneurial activities on the frontier he was suspected of empire building—and worse. Burr was finally arrested as a threat to national security, under.

The high-stakes treason trial of Aaron Burr came at an unstable time, both in Europe and in America. The American and French revolutions worried traditional European powers, Great Britain and Spain, who were determined to keep the radical new doctrine from undermining the power of their royalty.

Meanwhile, Napoleon's empire-building produced. This book contains the entire story of the famous (infamous?) trial of Aaron Burr for treason. What a great drama set in the early years of our Constitution when the ink was barely dry.

There were few American precedents to follow and many British legal contradictions/5(18). 'The noted constitutional scholar R.

Kent Newmyer's latest book illumines the ways 'law and politics were inseparably connected' in the treason trial of former vice president Aaron Burr, who was accused of attempting to take portions of the United States for his own Reviews: At issue, in addition to the life of Aaron Burr, were the rights of criminal defendants, the constitutional definition of treason and the meaning of separation of powers in the Constitution.

Capturing the sheer drama of the long trial, Kent Newmyer's book sheds new light on the chaotic process by which lawyers, judges and politicians fashioned.The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr by R. Kent Newmyer,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.