The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828

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DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) dominated the politics of New York State during the first quarter of the nineteenth century, serving as mayor of New York City and then governor of the state. At the same time, he was influential on the national scene, running for president in 1812 and only narrowly losing to James Madison. Although patrician in his sentiments, Clinton nevertheless developed new forms of party politics, including the spoils system. He was an early champion of the nomination of candidates by convention rather than ...

The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780195140514

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The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195119497

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