The Resource American virtues : Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people, Jean M. Yarbrough

American virtues : Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people, Jean M. Yarbrough

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American virtues : Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people
Title
American virtues
Title remainder
Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people
Statement of responsibility
Jean M. Yarbrough
Title variation
Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since the early days of the republic, Americans have recognized Thomas Jefferson's distinctive role in helping to shape the American national character. As Founder and statesman, Jefferson thought broadly about the virtues Americans would need to cultivate in order to preserve and perfect their experiment in republican self-government. Now in an age preoccupied with rights and divided over questions of character in public and private life, Jefferson can help us to think more clearly about our most urgent concerns. American Virtues is the first comprehensive analysis of Jefferson's moral and political philosophy in over twenty years and the first ever to focus exclusively on the full range of moral, civic, and intellectual virtues that together form the American character. It asks what kind of character Americans as a people must cultivate to ensure their freedom and happiness and how we as a free society can nurture moral and intellectual excellence in our citizens and statesmen. Beginning with the Declaration of Independence, Jean Yarbrough explores how Jefferson's conception of rights helps to form the American character. In subsequent chapters, she examines the moral sense virtues of justice and benevolence; the "agrarian" virtues of industry, moderation, patience, self-reliance, and independence; patriotism and modern republicanism; slavery and agrarian vice; the effect of commerce on character; the virtues connected with private property; the civic virtues of vigilance and spirited participation; the meaning of virtue and happiness for women; the virtues of republican statesmen; the place of the Epicurean virtues of wisdom and friendship in liberal republicanism; and piety and the secularized virtues of charity, toleration, and hope." -- Publisher's description
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Yarbrough, Jean M
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.Y37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • United States
  • Social values
  • National characteristics, American
  • Valeurs sociales
  • Américains
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Ethik
  • National characteristics, American
  • Political and social views
  • Political science
  • Social values
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American virtues : Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people, Jean M. Yarbrough
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-[250]) and index
Contents
Introduction --- 1. The Declaration and the American Character -- 2. Moral Sense Virtues and Character Formation -- 3. Work, Property, and Character: Agrarian Virtue and Commercial Virtue -- 4. Civic Virtue, Statesmanship, and Republican Self-Government -- 5. The Liberal Ideal: Duties to Self, Friendship, and Duties to God
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780700616787
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98018597
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38890871
  • (OCoLC)ocm38890871
Label
American virtues : Thomas Jefferson on the character of a free people, Jean M. Yarbrough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-[250]) and index
Contents
Introduction --- 1. The Declaration and the American Character -- 2. Moral Sense Virtues and Character Formation -- 3. Work, Property, and Character: Agrarian Virtue and Commercial Virtue -- 4. Civic Virtue, Statesmanship, and Republican Self-Government -- 5. The Liberal Ideal: Duties to Self, Friendship, and Duties to God
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780700616787
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98018597
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38890871
  • (OCoLC)ocm38890871

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