Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

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Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble
Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - Political Science - 325 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Philosophy
11
Jefferson on Liberal Natural Rights
13
Jefferson and the Enlightened Science of Liberty
29
Jeffersons Machiavellian Moment
51
Jefferson and Slavery A Study in Moral Perplexity
83
Thomas Jefferson the Common Law and Constitutionalism
99
Sound Whigs or Honeyed Tories? Jefferson and the Common Law Tradition
101
A Respectful Revisionism Lincoln and the Jeffersonian Legacy in the Civil War Era
167
Jeffersonianism in the Progressive Era
187
Jeffersonianism and the New Deal
203
Thomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American Politics
215
Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality
217
Civil Rights and Civil Religion The Jeffersonian Legacy
229
Women and Equality Promise or Deception?
249
The Moral Sense Character Formation and Virtue
269

Jeffersons Greatest Vision The Promise of the Bill of Rights
117
Jefferson and the Law
131
Thomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American History
145
Jefferson as Nationalist
147
Index
303
About the Contributors
321
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Gary L. McDowell is professor of American studies and director of the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London.

Sharon L. Noble is a research associate at the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London.

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