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3.31 – Source Notes

Special thanks to James Early of the Key Battles of American History podcast for providing the intro quote for this episode. Special thanks also to Andrew Pfannkuche for his audio editing work on this episode.

  • Bemis, Samuel Flagg. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1956.
  • “Bidwell, Barnabas, 1763-1833.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. [Last Accessed: 23 May 2021]
  • Cassell, Frank A. Merchant Congressman in the Young Republic: Samuel Smith of Maryland, 1752-1839. Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI; and London: University of Wisconsin Press, 1971.
  • Célius, Carlo. “Neoclassicism and the Haitian Revolution.” The World of the Haitian Revolution. David Patrick Geggus & Norman Fiering, eds. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009. pp. 352-392.
  • DuBois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Cambridge, MA and London, England, UK: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005 [2004].
  • Gaines, William H, Jr. Thomas Mann Randolph: Jefferson’s Son-in-Law. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1966.
  • Girard, Philippe R. “Jean-Jacques Dessalines and the Atlantic System: A Reappraisal.” The William and Mary Quarterly. 69:3 [July 2012] 549-582.
  • Hatfield, Joseph T. William Claiborne: Jeffersonian Centurion in the American Southwest. Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 1976.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To United States Congress, 6 December 1805,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 11 May 2021]
  • Jefferson, Thomas. “To Thomas Mann Randolph, 13 July 1806,” Founders Online, National Archives, [Last Accessed: 10 Jun 2021]
  • Johnson, David. John Randolph of Roanoke. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2012.
  • Ketcham, Ralph. James Madison: A Biography. Charlottesville, VA and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994 [1971].
  • Kierner, Cynthia A. Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  • Landry, Jerry. The Presidencies of the United States. 2017-2021.
  • Linklater, Andro. An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson. New York: Walker Publishing Co, 2009.
  • Lomask, Milton. Aaron Burr: The Conspiracy and Years of Exile, 1805-1836. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1982.
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson the President Second Term, 1805-1809: Jefferson and His Time, Volume Five. Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1974.
  • McGrath, Tim. James Monroe: A Life. New York: Penguin Random House, 2020.
  • McMichael, Andrew. Atlantic Loyalties: Americans in Spanish West Florida 1785-1810. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.
  • Perkins, Bradford. Prologue to War, 1805-1812: England and the United States. Berkeley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and London: University of California Press, 1974 (1961)
  • Stewart, David O. American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
  • Thorning, Joseph F. Miranda: World Citizen. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1967.

Featured Image: “Thomas Mann Randolph” [c. 1790], courtesy of Wikipedia

3.31 – Waves on the Horizon

Year(s) Discussed: 1804-1806

As tensions between the US and Spain increase over West Florida and the border with Tejas, Aaron Burr travels to the west and back again to meet with folks across the nation as his plot progresses. Meanwhile, supporters of Jefferson in Congress attempt to move against Rep. John Randolph of Roanoke, and a House Ways and Means Committee meeting gets so raucous that a duel seems to be in the making. Sources used for this episode can be found at

Featured Image: “A new chart of the Atlantic or Western Ocean” by William Heather [c. 1797], courtesy of Wikipedia

Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band