Syracuse University Special Collections, Federalists, New York state history, Onondaga County, Thomas Jefferson, War of 1812, John Lincklaen
American Studies | History
Harvey Strum details the tumultuous political environment in New York in the events leading up to and during the War of 1812. The main struggle was between the dominant Republican party, and a resurgent Federalist party. The Republicans wanted war with Britain and an embargo on trade with Canada, while the Federalists wanted to preserve the trade that was so crucial to the economic well-being of New York. This led to clashes between central New York residents breaking the embargo and the local militia. The Federalist resurgance was a temporary interruption of the dominance of the Republican Party in New York during the nineteenth century.
Strum, Harvey. "Reluctant Warriors and the Federalist Resurgence in New York, 1808-1815." The Courier 16.1 (1979): 3-21.