The Essential Jefferson (Google eBook)
Through substantial selections from Jefferson's writings--including his earliest writings, Notes on Virginia, and key public papers and personal correspondence--this volume traces the development of his thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, slavery, and the separation of religion from politics. Footnotes identify Jefferson's correspondents and provide useful context.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Alexander Hamilton amendment American aristoi assembly authority believe bill body Britain British called citizens classical republicanism colonies commerce common common law Congress constitution court Dabney Carr danger DEAR SIR debts Declaration degree delegated despotism duties election England equal establishment Europe executive exercise federal Federalist France freedom French friends give governor happiness human independent Indians inhabitants interests James Madison John Adams judges judiciary justice king lands legislative legislature letter liberty Louisiana Territory majesty majesty’s means ment mind Missouri Compromise Monticello moral nation natural right never object opinion parliament party peace person philosopher political possess present President principles proposed punishment Query reason religion render republic republican Revolution slavery slaves society Spencer Roane spirit suppose territory things Thomas Jefferson thought tion treaty truth United University University of Virginia Virginia virtue vote wards whole wish