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In this acclaimed work, available here for the first time in paperback, Herbert E. Sloan examines Thomas Jefferson's complex and obsessive relationship with debt — its roles in his life and political career, and in the formation of republican ideology. As party leader in the 1790s, and later as president of the United States, Jefferson led a crusade against public debt, which he felt robbed the people of a future rightly theirs. Yet as a private person he was plagued by debt, never free of it throughout his life. In this respect, Sloan argues, Jefferson was representative of his social class — most of the Virginia gentry had similar problems with debt, and similar feelings about it.<P>Taking as the central exposition of Jefferson's political vision his famous letter to James Madison on the rights of the living generation, Sloan explores in detail the events of 1789-90, when Jefferson acceded to Hamilton's plans for the national debt. The consequences of this decision would haunt Jefferson until the day he died.<P>Eloquently written and exhaustively researched, Principle and Interest provides a unique perspective on a range of topics — revolutionary ideology, political economy, the mechanics of party organization — central to an understanding of the period.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813920931
Author:
Sloan, Herbert E.
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Author:
Sloan, Herbert E.
Location:
Charlottesville, Va.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Debts, public
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas
Subject:
Debts, Public -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Univ of Virgini
Series:
Jeffersonian America
Series Volume:
no. 01-04
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25x6.00x1.00 in. 1.34 lbs.

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
Business » Accounting and Finance
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era

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