Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 2

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The second volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography tells the story of the eventful middle years in the life of Thomas Jefferson: his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that conflict; his service as secretary of state in President George Washington's first cabinet; the crucial period of his first differences with Alexander Hamilton and the beginnings of his long struggle with the Federalists. .

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Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 2

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Overview

The second volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography tells the story of the eventful middle years in the life of Thomas Jefferson: his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that conflict; his service as secretary of state in President George Washington's first cabinet; the crucial period of his first differences with Alexander Hamilton and the beginnings of his long struggle with the Federalists. .

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Henry Steele Commager
Jefferson and the Rights of Man is better, even, than its predecessor, and that is saying a great deal. What I like particularly is that Malone... has by some great miracle, achieved something of Jefferson’s own combination of profundity and erudition and gracefulness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316544702
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/1974
  • Series: Jefferson and His Time Series , #2
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,159,734
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Chronology xxv
Lowest of the Diplomatic Tribe
I Introduction to Paris 3
II The Rebuffs of a Commissioner, 1784-1786 21
III At the Court of Versailles, 1785-1787 33
IV Confronting John Bull, 1786 50
The Knowledge of Another World
V Sentimental Adventure, 1786 67
VI Minister of Enlightenment 82
VII Traveling with a Purpose, 1787 112
VIII The Jefferson Circle, 1787-1788 131
The Rights of Man
IX Considering the American Constitution, 1786-1789 153
X In the Twilight of the Old Regime, 1787-1788 180
XI A Diplomat Awaits His Leave, 1788-1789 203
XII Revolution Begins and a Mission Ends, 1789 214
In the Harness of State
XIII The Return of a Virginian 241
XIV New York and the Court of George Washington, 1790 256
XV The Functions of the Secretary of State 269
XVI Working with Hamilton, 1790 286
XVII First Skirmishes over Foreign Policy 307
The Struggle Within the Government
XVIII Transition to Philadelphia 319
XIX Foreign Commerce Becomes an Issue, 1791 327
XX The Bank and the Constitution, 1791 337
XXI Storm over the Rights of Man, 1791 351
XXII Starting the Federal City 371
A Feud Breaks out
XXIII New Actors on the Diplomatic Stage, 1791-1792 391
XXIV An American Champion Meets Disappointments, 1792 406
XXV The Beginnings of Party Struggle, 1791-1792 420
XXVI The Causes of Discontent, 1792 443
XXVII Hamilton vs. Jefferson 457
XXVIII An Election and Its Promise, 1792 478
Acknowledgments 489
List of Symbols and Short Titles Most Frequently Used in Footnotes 492
Select Critical Bibliography 494
Long Notes 505
Index 509
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