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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson
     

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson

by Frank Shuffelton
 

ISBN-10: 0521686970

ISBN-13: 9780521686976

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion forms an accessible introduction to the life and work of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Essays explore Jefferson's political thought, his policies towards Native Americans, his attitude to race and slavery, as well as his interests in science, architecture, religion, and education.

Overview

This Companion forms an accessible introduction to the life and work of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Essays explore Jefferson's political thought, his policies towards Native Americans, his attitude to race and slavery, as well as his interests in science, architecture, religion, and education. Contributors include leading literary scholars and historians; the essays offer up-to-date overviews of his many interests, his friendships, and his legacy. Together, they reveal his importance in the cultural and political life of early America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521686976
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to American Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vii

Chronology x

Introduction Frank Shuffelton 1

1 The Declaration of Independence and the new nation Eric Slauter 12

2 Jefferson's conception of republican government Ari Helo 35

3 Notes on the State of Virginia and the Jeffersonian West Thomas Hallock 47

4 Jefferson and Native Americans: policy and archive Gordon M. Sayre 61

5 Race and slavery in the era of Jefferson Douglas R. Egerton 73

6 Jefferson's people: slavery at Monticello Lucia Stanton 83

7 Jefferson, science, and the Enlightenment Timothy Sweet 101

8 Thomas Jefferson and the creation of the American architectural image Richard Guy Wilson 114

9 The politics of pedagogy: Thomas Jefferson and the education of a democratic citizenry Darren Staloff 127

10 Jefferson and religion: private belief, public policy Richard Samuelson 143

11 Jefferson and the language of friendship Andrew Burstein 155

12 Jefferson and Adams: friendship and the power of the letter Joanne B. Freeman 168

13 The resonance of minds: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the republic of letters Annette Gordon-Reed 179

14 Jefferson and the democratic future Douglas Anderson 193

Guide to further reading 205

Index 208

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