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Radical Politics of Thomas Jefferson
     

Radical Politics of Thomas Jefferson

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by Richard K. Matthews
 

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ISBN-10: 0700602569

ISBN-13: 9780700602568

Pub. Date: 02/28/1984

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"One of the most provocative studies of Jefferson of the last thirty years. Effectively challenges the received wisdom of Jefferson's politics—and more generally on the origins of American democracy—in refreshing and wholly original ways."—Sean Wilentz, author of Chants Democratic

"Elegant and compelling. . . . On the leading edge of the field

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"One of the most provocative studies of Jefferson of the last thirty years. Effectively challenges the received wisdom of Jefferson's politics—and more generally on the origins of American democracy—in refreshing and wholly original ways."—Sean Wilentz, author of Chants Democratic

"Elegant and compelling. . . . On the leading edge of the field."—John M. Murrin, coauthor of Colonial America

Author Bio: Richard K. Matthews is professor and chair of the department of government at Lehigh University. The Radical Politics of Thomas Jefferson is the first volume in his revisionist trilogy on the Founding that continues with If Men Were Angels and that will conclude with Alexander Hamilton and the Creation of the Heroic State.

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ISBN-13:
9780700602568
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
02/28/1984
Pages:
184

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
1. The "Jeffersonian" Tradition: The Future of an Illusion
2. Property: "The Earth Belongs to the Living"
3. Political Economy: Land, Liberty, and Leisure
4. The Nature of Man: Red, White, and Black
5. Jeffersonian Government: Public and Private Happiness
6. Jefferson in the American Context: The Liberalism of Madison and Hamilton
7. Jefferson's Political Philosophy Revisited: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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