The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America

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University of North Carolina Press, 1996 - History - 268 pages
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By investigating eighteenth-century social and economic thought--an intellectual world with its own vocabulary, concepts, and assumptions--Drew McCoy smoothly integrates the history of ideas and the history of public policy in the Jeffersonian era. The book was originally published by UNC Press in 1980.

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User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

A diificult read, but certainly a classic work that shows the contradiction at the heart of Jefferson's economic policy. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan Hedgpeth - Goodreads

This book was a tedious read. Which is unfortunate because Thomas Jefferson's economic philosophy is interesting. Frequent reference is made to the Jeffersonians but the text is quite short on direct ... Read full review

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Drew R. McCoy, Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History at Clark University, is author of The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy.

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