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Statesmen of the Old South, Or, from Radicalism to Conservative Revolt William Edward Dodd

Statesmen of the Old South, Or, from Radicalism to Conservative Revolt

William Edward Dodd

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230209203
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44 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... STATESMEN OF THE OLDMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... STATESMEN OF THE OLD SOUTH THOMAS JEFFERSON HOMAS JEFFERSON is a name to con jure with in the United States. Extreme individualists who desire to exploit the resources of the nation and re-establish feudalism in the world, make pious pilgrimages to Monticello- radical democrats who feel that the principles of the Declaration of Independence are about to perish from the earth, regard the great Virginia leader as their patron saint- and socialists appeal to the writings of Jefferson for grave opinions to justify the regime of the future. Andrew Jackson overturned the old Jefferson party in the name of its founder and Abraham Lincoln based his arguments against slavery upon well-known passages from the famous Notes on I Virginia, while Jefferson Davis believed from the bottom of his heart that secession and civil war, even on behalf of slavery, was only an application of the doctrine of the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions! And Jefferson himself gave reason for many of these divergent and irreconcilable views- in his published writings there is abundant justification for the contentions of these present-day followers, though the man, were he still with us, would speedily repudiate any and all who deny the full and complete application of the doctrine of democracy, that is the democracy of Lincoln as against slavery, of Bryan as against Wall street, of the West as against the East. Jefferson would have been a populist in 1892 or an insurgent in 1910. Jefferson, the populist. With this rather startling idea in mind, let us look into the life of the Man of the Mountain, as John Randolph was accustomed to say. Peter Jefferson, the father of Thomas, was a westerner, a land surveyor and Indian fighter, a character not unlike that of Daniel...