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by Joyce Oldham Appleby




Thomas Jefferson is one of three presidents honoured in Washington, DC, yet the reasons for his presence there beside Washington and Lincoln are not altogether obvious. Retrospectively he appears as the personification of the Enlightenment spirit embodied in American nationalism. In this inaugural lecture, Professor Appleby argues, however, that his enduring importance emerged because he offered a view of the world and America's place in it which both created and mediated the central tensions in American nationhood. These tensions emerged because the American claim to represent universal values promoted a new kind of prejudice against differences. Tensions also developed from the expectation of a natural compatibility between equality and liberty when in fact the exercise of the latter diminished the former.
Download Without Resolution: The Jeffersonian Tension in American Nationalism : An Inaugural Lecture Delivered Before the University of Oxford on 25 April 91 epub
ISBN: 019952257X
ISBN13: 978-0199522576
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Pr (October 1, 1991)
Pages: 28 pages
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