9780881461862

Liberty, State, and Union : The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson

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    9780881461862

  • ISBN10:

    0881461865

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/1/2010
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr

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Summary

Author of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat in France, leader of the opposition to the Federalists in the 1790s, president of the United States from 1801 to 1809, critical conscience of the country until his death on July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson is the most widely studied, fascinating and genuinely representative founding father of the entire age, a classical liberal philosopher-king that America produced in the birth throes of the republic. Basani surveys Jefferson's views in the twofold articulation-the rights of man and state's rights-that represents the core of all his political ideas. While recent scholarship on the subject tend to portray a union devotee, non-individualistic, anti-property rights Jefferson, with possible communitarian, if not even proto-socialist undertones, this work will do Jefferson justice. After careful examination of his political theory, the readers will recognize the third president as a champion of limited government, natural rights, and antagonism of the states towards interference by federal powers.

Author Biography

Bassani surveys Jefferson's views in the twofold articulation-the rights of man and state's rights-that represents the core of all his political ideas. While recent scholarship on the subject tends to portray a union devotee, nonindividualistic, antiproperty-rights Jefferson, with possible communitarian, if not even protosocialist undertones, this work will do Jefferson justice. After careful examination of Jefferson's political theory, the readers will recognize the third president as a champion of limited government, natural rights, and antagonism of the states towards interference by federal powers.

Table of Contents

Thomas Jefferson: Icon of a Vanished Republicp. 1
Jefferson and the Republican Schoolp. 18
Jefferson on-Property Rightsp. 45
Popular Sovereignty from Locke to Jeffersonp. 86
Jefferson and American Constitutionalismp. 119
The Nature of the American Union: Jefferson and States' Rightsp. 161
Conclusionp. 215
Notesp. 223
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