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Jefferson and Civil Liberties the Darker Side

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In the most controversial analysis ever written of the apostle of American liberty, the distinguished constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy examines Jefferson s record on civil liberties and finds it strikingly wanting. Clearing away the saintliness that surrounds the hero, Mr. Levy tries to understand why the unfamiliar Jefferson supported loyalty oaths; countenanced internment camps for political suspects; drafted a bill of attainder; urged prosecutions for seditious libel; condoned military despotism; used the Army to enforce laws in time of peace; censored reading; chose professors for their political opinions; and endorsed the doctrine that means, however odious, are justified by ends. Implicitly, Mr. Levy writes, this book is a study of libertarian leadership in time of power and time of danger...Jefferson should be seen by his biographers] as a whole man in the perspective of his times, but my task is to determine the validity of his historical reputation as the apostle of liberty. Blunt words and blunt facts...an indispensable book. Commentary.

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A distinguished constitutional historian examines Jefferson's record on civil liberties and finds it strikingly wanting. Blunt words and blunt facts...an indispensable book. --Commentary

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Bibliography: p. 179-186.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780929587110
Author:
Levy, Leonard Williams
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Author:
Levy, Leonard Williams
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1789-1815.
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas
Subject:
Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Elephant Paperback ed.
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
19890831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
8.49x5.50x.80 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A distinguished constitutional historian examines Jefferson's record on civil liberties and finds it strikingly wanting. Blunt words and blunt facts...an indispensable book. --Commentary
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