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Jefferson: Political Writings

Jefferson: Political Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

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

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  • Author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson is among the most important and controversial of American political thinkers. Joyce Appleby and Terence Ball have selected the most important of Jefferson's numerous writings, setting out his views on topics such as revolution, slavery and the role of women. 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 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: October 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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