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It deserves to rank among the two or three really historic contributions to political science in the United States.

—James A. Beard

This discussion of the social order of an agricultural republic is Taylor's most popular and influential work. It includes materials on the relation of agriculture to the American economy, on agriculture and politics, and on the enemies of the a
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published November 1st 1977 by Liberty Fund Inc. (first published 1818)
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Recommends it for: those interested in political philosophy and the early American republic
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John Taylor of Caroline indeed is the Virginia Cato. His life and example are strongly indicative of the agrarianism and republicanism of the early United States. This book is first and foremost about agriculture and only indirectly about politics and political philosophy. However, to those early republicans, agriculture was fundamental to the life of the nation and to their political freedom.

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John Taylor (December 19, 1753 – August 21, 1824) usually called John Taylor of Caroline was a politician and writer. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1779–81, 1783–85, 1796–1800) and in the United States Senate (1792–94, 1803, 1822–24). He wrote several books on politics and agriculture. He was a Jeffersonian Democrat and his works provided inspiration to the later states' rights and ...more
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