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Location/Available   St. Cloud State University MC Main Collection - Basement Call #: JC585 .T49 1998 Library Info
Author   LinkThompson, C. Bradley.
Title   LinkJohn Adams and the spirit of liberty / C. Bradley Thompson.
Publisher   Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c1998.
Physical Details   xix, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Series   ( American political thought)
Bibliography   Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-331) and index.
Contents Note   Pt. 1. Principles of Liberty. 1. Calvin, Locke, and the American Enlightenment. 2. Lawyer, Statesman, and Lawgiver. 3. The Spirit of Liberty. 4. The Principles of Liberty -- Pt. 2. Principles of Political Architecture. 5. A Guidebook for Lawgivers. 6. The Science of Politics. 7. The Science of History. 8. The Science of Human Nature. 9. Republican Government. 10. The Principles of Government. 11. The Art of Political Architecture. 12. Posterity Must Judge.
Summary   In the first major work on Adams’s political thought in over thirty years, C. Bradley Thompson takes issue with the notion that Adams’s thought is irrelevant to the development of American ideas. Focusing on Adams’s major writings, Thompson elucidates and reevaluates his political and constitutional thought by interpreting it within the tradition of political philosophy stretching from Plato to Montesquieu. Skillfully blending history and political science, Thompson’s work shows how the spirit of liberty animated Adams’s life and reestablishes this forgotten Revolutionary as an independent and important thinker.
Subject   LinkAdams, John, 1735-1826 -- Political and social views.
Subject   LinkLiberty.
  LinkConstitutional history -- United States.
Series   LinkAmerican political thought.
Browse Call Number   LinkJC585 .T49 1998
ISBN   0700609156 (cloth : alk. paper)
  9780700609154 (cloth : alk. paper)
  9780700611812 (pbk.)
  0700611819 (pbk.)
System Number   38910144
  ocm38910144 
Record Id   001175136
Format   <Print Book>
  <Book>
  <Nonfiction>

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