Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty / Edition 350

Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty / Edition 350

by Gary L. McDowell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847685209

ISBN-13: 9780847685202

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

An international collection of the world's most distinguished historians and political philosophers takes a fresh look at the political, legal, and philosophical contributions of Thomas Jefferson. The insightful essays analyze and illuminate the sophisticated layers of the political and legal thought of America's most influential and intellectually complex founder.…  See more details below

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An international collection of the world's most distinguished historians and political philosophers takes a fresh look at the political, legal, and philosophical contributions of Thomas Jefferson. The insightful essays analyze and illuminate the sophisticated layers of the political and legal thought of America's most influential and intellectually complex founder. With contributors who include Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Morton J. Frisch, Paul A. Rahe, James R. Stoner, Robert K. Faulkner, John Zvesper, Howard Temperley, Robert A. Rutland, Raoul Berger, Colin Bonwick, Peter J. Parish, Jeffrey Leigh Sedgewick, J. R. Pole, Richard King, and Jean M. Yarborough, this is essential reading for historians and political philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685202
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThomas Jefferson and the Politics of Philosophy
1Jefferson on Liberal Natural Rights15
2Jefferson and the Enlightened Science of Liberty31
3Jefferson's Machiavellian Moment53
4Jefferson and Slavery: A Study in Moral Perplexity85
Pt. IIThomas Jefferson, the Common Law, and Constitutionalism
5Sound Whigs or Honeyed Tories? Jefferson and the Common Law Tradition103
6Jefferson's Greatest Vision: The Promise of the Bill of Rights119
7Jefferson and the Law133
Pt. IIIThomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American History
8Jefferson as Nationalist149
9A Respectful Revisionism: Lincoln and the Jeffersonian Legacy in the Civil War Era169
10Jeffersonianism in the Progressive Era189
11Jeffersonianism and the New Deal205
Pt. IVThomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American Politics
12Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality219
13Civil Rights and Civil Religion: The Jeffersonian Legacy231
14Women and Equality: Promise or Deception?251
15The Moral Sense, Character Formation, and Virtue271
Index305
About the Contributors326

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