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The constitutional thought of Thomas Jefferson

Author: David N Mayer
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1994.
Series: Constitutionalism and democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive account of Jefferson's constitutional thought, David N. Mayer offers a fresh perspective on Jefferson's philosophy of government. Eschewing the "liberalism versus civic republicanism" debate that has so dominated early American scholarship in recent years, Mayer examines Jefferson's thought on Jefferson's own terms - as "whig," "federal," and "republican." In the interrelationships and tensions  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David N Mayer
ISBN: 0813914841 9780813914848 081391485X 9780813914855
OCLC Number: 28632336
Notes: Adaptation of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Virginia, 1988.
Description: xiv, 397 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "Bold in the Pursuit of Knowledge": The Education of an American Real Whig --
2. "Causes Which Have Impelled Us to the Separation": The Logic of the American Revolution --
3. "Our Revolution Commenced on More Favorable Ground": The Foundations of Republican Government --
4. "The Interesting Experiment of Self-Government": The Evolution of Republican Constitutionalism --
5. "We Are All Federalists, We Are All Republicans": The Republican "Revolution" of 1800 and Beyond --
6. "Certain Fences against Wrong": The Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights --
7. "The True Theory of Our Constitution": Federalism and the Limits of Federal Power --
8. "Bound by the Chains of the Constitution": The Presidency and Executive Power --
9. "A Solecism in a Republican Government": The Judiciary and Judicial Review --
10. "Hand in Hand with the Progress of the Human Mind": Constitutional Change and the Preservation of Republicanism --
Conclusion: Government "Founded in Jealousy, and Not in Confidence."
Series Title: Constitutionalism and democracy.
Responsibility: David N. Mayer.

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An explanation of Jefferson's constitutional theory and philosophy of government, including rights theories (particularly First Amendment freedoms), federalism, constitutional interpretation,  Read more...

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