❴EPUB❵ ✸ Jeffersons Legal Commonplace Book Author Thomas Jefferson – Heartforum.co.uk As a law student and young lawyer in the 1760s Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports Even after abandoning his law practice he continued to rely on his legal commonpla As a law student and young lawyer in the s Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports Even after abandoning his law practice he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book to document the legal historical and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman Indeed he made entries in the notebook in preparation for his mission to France as president of the United States and near the end of his life This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson's notebook With than entries on such thinkers as Beccaria Montesuieu and Lord Kames Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle of the evolution of Jefferson's searching mindJefferson's abstracts of common law reports most published here for the first time indicate his deepening commitment to whig principles and his incisive understanding of the political underpinnings of the law As his intellectual interests and political aspirations evolved so too did the content and composition of his notetakingUnlike the only previous edition of Jefferson's notebook published in this edition features a verified text of Jefferson's entries and full annotation including essential information on the authors and books he documents In addition the volume includes a substantial introduction that places Jefferson's text in legal historical and biographical context.
More than a mere renaissance man Jefferson may actually have been a new kind of man He was fluent in five languages and able to read two others He wrote over the course of his life over sixteen thousand letters He was acuainted with nearly every influential person in America and a great many in Europe as well He was a lawyer agronomist musician scientist philosopher author architect.
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- Jeffersons Legal Commonplace Book
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- 05 March 2014 Thomas Jefferson