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Jefferson: Political Writings

Jefferson: Political Writings



Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521648417

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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.

    • An accessible one-volume compendium of Jefferson's most important contributions to American political thought
    • Selections arranged thematically e.g. revolution, slavery, etc.
    • Editors' introduction and notes set Jefferson's thought in its historical and political context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521648417
    • length: 684 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 139 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical synopses
    A note on sources
    Bibliographical note
    1. A private man in public life
    2. Natural law, natural right and revolution
    3. Self-government
    4. Moral sense, civic education and freedom of the press
    5. The Constitutions of Virginia and France
    6. The US Constitution
    7. Religious liberty and toleration
    8. Political parties
    9. Race and slavery
    10. Native Americans
    11. Women (not) in politics
    12. Law of Nations
    13. Innovation and progress
    14. Relations between generations

  • Author

    Thomas Jefferson


    Joyce Appleby, University of California, Los Angeles

    Terence Ball, Arizona State University

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