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The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation


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 best lawyers. It also pitted President Thomas Jefferson (who declared Burr guilty without the benefit of a trial and who masterminded the prosecution), Chief Justice John Marshall (who sat as a trial judge in the federal circuit court in Richmond) and former Vice President Aaron Burr (who was accused of planning to separate the ...

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    • Title: The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr by R. Kent Newmyer
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9781107022188, 1107022185
    • eText ISBN: 9781139564571
    • Edition: 2012 1st edition
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