Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

by David N. Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 081391485X

ISBN-13: 2900813914854

Pub. Date: 08/29/1995

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

In this comprehensive account of Thomas Jefferson's constitutional thought, David N. Mayer offers a fresh perspective on Jefferson's philosophy of government. Eschewing the "liberalism versus civic republicanism" debate that has so dominated early American scholarship in recent years, Mayer examines Jefferson's thought in Jefferson's own terms- as "whig," "federal,

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In this comprehensive account of Thomas Jefferson's constitutional thought, David N. Mayer offers a fresh perspective on Jefferson's philosophy of government. Eschewing the "liberalism versus civic republicanism" debate that has so dominated early American scholarship in recent years, Mayer examines Jefferson's thought in Jefferson's own terms- as "whig," "federal," and "republican." In the interrelationships and tensions among these three essential aspects of Jefferson's theory, Mayer explaines Jefferson's response to the particular constitutional issues and problems of his time. In contrast to other studies that view Jefferson as a champion of democracy, Mayer's book emphasizes Jefferson's commitment to liberty and his distrust of government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900813914854
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
08/29/1995
Series:
Constitutionalism and Democracy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
397

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