Reason and Republicanism Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

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  • Copyright: 1997-08-29
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Philosophy
Jefferson on Liberal Natural Rightsp. 15
Jefferson and the Enlightened Science of Libertyp. 31
Jefferson's Machiavellian Momentp. 53
Jefferson and Slavery: A Study in Moral Perplexityp. 85
Thomas Jefferson, the Common Law, and Constitutionalism
Sound Whigs or Honeyed Tories? Jefferson and the Common Law Traditionp. 103
Jefferson's Greatest Vision: The Promise of the Bill of Rightsp. 119
Jefferson and the Lawp. 133
Thomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American History
Jefferson as Nationalistp. 149
A Respectful Revisionism: Lincoln and the Jeffersonian Legacy in the Civil War Erap. 169
Jeffersonianism in the Progressive Erap. 189
Jeffersonianism and the New Dealp. 205
Thomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equality in American Politics
Jefferson and the Pursuit of Equalityp. 219
Civil Rights and Civil Religion: The Jeffersonian Legacyp. 231
Women and Equality: Promise or Deception?p. 251
The Moral Sense, Character Formation, and Virtuep. 271
Indexp. 305
About the Contributorsp. 326
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