Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding / Edition 1

Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding / Edition 1

by Lance Banning
     
 

ISBN-10: 0945612486

ISBN-13: 9780945612483

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In this thought-provoking book, Lance Banning examines the reflections of Jefferson and Madison on the purpose and need for a bill of rights, their discussion of the nature and necessity of "public spirit" in a republic, of the usefulness of political rebellion, and Jefferson's reminder that "the earth belongs . . . to the living." The author adds selected primary

Overview

In this thought-provoking book, Lance Banning examines the reflections of Jefferson and Madison on the purpose and need for a bill of rights, their discussion of the nature and necessity of "public spirit" in a republic, of the usefulness of political rebellion, and Jefferson's reminder that "the earth belongs . . . to the living." The author adds selected primary documents to enhance each chapter. This interchange between two of America's greatest thinkers reveals the way in which the two men thought about democracy, public debt, the ownership of property, and the relationship between the present and future generations. Banning provides a glimpse into the intellectual world of the Founders, as well as insight into our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945612483
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Series:
Merril Jensen Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 A Declaration of Essential Rights Chapter 4 "The Earth Belongs to the Living": Property and Public Debt in a Republic Chapter 5 Public Spirit Chapter 6 Introductory Documents Chapter 7 Documents for Chapter One Chapter 8 Documents for Chapter Two Chapter 9 Documents for Chapter Three Chapter 10 Reading Further Chapter 11 Index

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