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Jefferson : Political Writings - Thomas Jefferson


Political Writings

By: Thomas Jefferson, Joyce Appleby (Editor), Terence Ball (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521648417
Number Of Pages: 684

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Thomas Jefferson is among the most important and controversial of American political thinkers: his influence (libertarian, democratic, participatory, and agrarian-republican) is still felt today. A prolific writer, Jefferson left 18,000 letters, Notes on the State of Virginia, an Autobiography, and numerous other papers. Joyce Appleby and Terence Ball have selected the most important of these for presentation in the Cambridge Texts series: Jefferson's views on topics such as revolution, self-government, the role of women and African-American and Native Americans emerge to give a fascinating insight into a man who owned slaves, yet advocated the abolition of slavery. The texts are supported by a concise introduction, suggestions for further reading and short biographies of key figures, all providing invaluable assistance to the student encountering the breadth and richness of Jefferson's thought for the first time.

Biographical synopses
A note on sources
Bibliographical note
A private man in public life
Natural law, natural right and revolution
Moral sense, civic education and freedom of the press
The Constitutions of Virginia and France
The US Constitution
Religious liberty and toleration
Political parties
Race and slavery
Native Americans
Women (not) in politics
Law of Nations
Innovation and progress
Relations between generations
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ISBN: 9780521648417
ISBN-10: 0521648416
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 684
Published: 18th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.89  x 4.04
Weight (kg): 0.93