The Federalist Era, 1789-1801 (The New American Nation Series)
With pace, clarity, judiciousness and a sense of balance, Miller recounts the story of the dramatic clash over fundamental issues that marked the Federalist administrations, the classic contest between Hamilton and Jefferson for dominance in Washington's administration, and between John Adams and the Hamiltonians when the New Englander succeeded to the Presidency. Miller m...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by Waveland Press
(first published November 28th 1960)
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Though his facts are scrupulously analyzed and perfectly organized, Miller's dirt-dry prose makes understanding a tiresome chore. Entirely devoid of any style or human element, this is the sort of history that turns people off the subject.