Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt

@inproceedings{Sloan1995PrincipleAI,
  title={Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt},
  author={H. Sloan},
  year={1995}
}
  • H. Sloan
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • In this work, Herbert E. Sloan examines Thomas Jefferson's complex and obsessive relationship with debt - its role in his life and political career, and in the formation of republican ideology. As party leader in the 1790s, and later as president of the United States, Jefferson led a crusade against public debt, which he felt robbed the people of a future rightly theirs. Yet as a private person he was plagued by debt, never free of it throughout his life. In this respect, Sloan argues… CONTINUE READING
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