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Joanne Freeman, historian, on

anxiety in early national politics
the importance of reputation
the use of political tools
the ritual of the duel
Hamilton's approach to politics
Burr's approach to politics
Hamilton's lack of trust for Burr
Hamilton's vote in the election of 1800
Hamilton's attacks on Burr
Burr's first letter to Hamilton
Hamilton's response

Thomas Fleming, author, on

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the need for a well-established economy
the Continental Congress
Hamilton's character
Burr's character
the role of character
the government experiment

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