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Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Citizen’s Duties

In 1790, when Edmund Burke published his Reflections on the Revolution in France, it triggered lots of backlash from people like Thomas Paine, Richard... The post Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Citizen’s Duties appeared first on Journal of the...

Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Montesquieu

Antoine Louis Claude Destutt, comte de Tracy (1754–1836) was a famous French Enlightenment philosopher. Thomas Jefferson admired him, and was so impressed with his... The post Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson on Montesquieu appeared first on Journal...

Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired

Jefferson scholars all knew that Thomas Jefferson often disparaged the label “Tory” in his political writings. For Jefferson, being called a Whig would signify... The post Lord Bolingbroke: A Tory Thinker that Jefferson Truly Admired appeared first...

Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre

Thomas Jefferson is well-known for his so-called “Frenchified” stance.[1] On the topic of the relationship between Jefferson and French Revolution, scholarly accounts often stop... The post Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre appeared...

This Week on Dispatches: James D. R. Philips on the Influence of the English Revolution on the American Revolution

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews author and historian James D. R. Philips on his research about the influence of the English... The post This Week on Dispatches: James D. R. Philips on the Influence of the English Revolution...

The Bolingbrokean Constitutional Argument in John Adams’s 1766 Clarendon Letter

As part of the debate over the constitutionality of the Stamp Act, John Adams wrote a series of letter to the Boston Gazette discussing the... The post The Bolingbrokean Constitutional Argument in John Adams’s 1766 Clarendon Letter appeared first on...

The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607–1783

 The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783, by Guy Chet (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2020) To my way of thinking, when we try... The post The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty,...

Cicero and the American Revolution

Despite Cicero’s significant reputation and widespread readership, little scholarship has focused upon Cicero’s reputation and oratorical practices’ influence upon the Founding Generation. Once Cicero... The post Cicero and the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Thomas E. Ricks on First Principles

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews Pulitzer-prize winning historian Thomas E. Ricks on his new book, First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from... The post This Week on Dispatches: Thomas E. Ricks on <i>First...

First Principles

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned From the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks (New York, NY: Harper... The post First Principles appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Routledge Guide to Paine’s Rights of Man

The Routledge Guide to Paine’s Rights of Man by Frances A. Chiu (London & New York: Routledge, 2020) The American Revolution, John Adams famously wrote... The post The Routledge Guide to Paine’s <i>Rights of Man</i> appeared...

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