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Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson : the politics of enlightenment and the American founding

Author: Darren Staloff
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author compares the intellectual understanding of the Enlightenment of Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, and shows how the personal experiences and regional cultural traditions of each man shaped his interpretation of that movement and how those ideals played into the birth of the new nation.
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Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Alexander Hamilton, Politiker.; Thomas Jefferson; John Adams; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren Staloff
ISBN: 0809077841 9780809077847 080905356X 9780809053568
OCLC Number: 58431846
Description: 419 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The background of the enlightenment --
The features of the enlightenment --
The forms of the enlightenment --
The politics of enlightenment --
1: Alexander Hamilton: the enlightenment fulfilled --
The enigma of Hamilton --
The turning --
The Hamiltonian vision: the enlightenment fulfilled --
The practice of Hamiltonianism --
"Mine is an odd destiny"--the legacy of Alexander Hamilton --
2: John Adams: the enlightenment transcended --
An American curmudgeon --
The turning --
The Adamsian vision: the enlightenment transcended --
The Adamsian practice --
"Monuments will never be erected to me" - the legacy of John Adams --
3: Thomas Jefferson: romantic America --
The statesman as artist --
The turning --
The Jeffersonian vision: romantic America --
The practice of Jeffersonianism --
"Take care of me when dead" - the legacy of Thomas Jefferson.
Responsibility: Darren Staloff.
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The author compares the intellectual understanding of the Enlightenment of Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, and shows how the personal experiences and regional cultural traditions of each man shaped his interpretation of that movement and how those ideals played into the birth of the new nation.

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