The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture

The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture

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This book examines the changing role of popular politics in the early republic. During the mid-1790s, citizens of the newly formed United States became embroiled in a divisive debate over a proposed commercial treaty with Great Britain. Long regarded as a pivotal event in the history of the early republic, the controversy pitted pro-treaty Federalists against anti-treaty Jeffersonian Republicans. Yet, as Todd Estes argues in this perceptive study, the year-long debate over the ratification of the Jay Treaty represented more than a clash over foreign policy between two nascent political parties. It also marked a significant milestone in the role played by public opinion in the young nation's political culture.

About Author

TODD ESTES is associate professor of history at Oakland University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781558496699
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781558496699
  • ISBN10: 1558496696

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