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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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John Jay

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ISBN13: 9781852854447
ISBN: 1852854448
Published: January 2005
Publisher: Hambledon Continuum
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00

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John Jay was one of America's greatest Founding Fathers. First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary for Foreign Affairs during the Confederation, President of the Continental Congress, Governor of New York -- the only surprise is that he never became President. A New York lawyer, Jay (1745-1829) negotiated (with Franklin and Adams) the treaty that ended the War of Independence and later, in Jay's Treaty of 1794, the first commercial agreement with Britain. Actively engaged in the Revolutionary War, and a major contributor to the development and ratification of the Constitution, he was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. A slave owner himself, he was nevertheless an early exponent of the gradual abolition of slavery. John Jay is the first biography for over sixty years of this remarkable man. Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly readable portrait of both the public and the private man.

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Chapter 1: New York
Chapter 2: The Law
Chapter 3: Resistance Leader
Chapter 4: Revolutionary Leader
Chapter 5: President of the Continental Congress
Chapter 6: Minister to Spain
Chapter 7: Peace Commissioner
Chapter 8: American in Paris Chapter 9: Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Chapter 10: Home and Society
Chapter 11: Federalist Chapter 12: First Chief Justice Chapter 13: Envoy to England Chapter 14: Governor of New York Chapter 15: Retirement Chapter 16: Conclusions