Negro president : Jefferson and the slave power

By: Wills, Garry

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274pp. 22 cm. Wills looks at the political relationship between the president and slavery. Jefferson won the election of 1800 with Electoral College votes derived from the three-fifths representation of slaves, who could not vote but who were partially counted as citizens. That count was known as "the slave power" granted to southern states, and it made some Federalists call Jefferson the Negro President -- one elected only by the slave count's margin. Probing the heart of Jefferson's presidency, Wills reveals how the might of the slave states was a concern behind Jefferson's most important decisions and policies, including his strategy to expand the nation west. But the president met with resistance: Timothy Pickering, now largely forgotten, was elected to Congress to wage a fight against Jefferson and the institutions that supported him.

Title: Negro president : Jefferson and the slave power

Author Name: Wills, Garry

Categories: History: U.S.,

Edition: First

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2003

ISBN Number: 0618343989

ISBN Number 13: 9780618343980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: very good condition

Jacket Condition: very good d.j. Jacket

Seller ID: 44374

Keywords: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Relations with African Americans; Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829--Political and social views; Presidents--United States--Biography; Slavery--Political aspects--United States--History; United States--Politics and government--1783-1809,