Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 3

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The third volume in Dumas Malone’s distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson’s life. It includes the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state; his retirement to Monticello; his assumption of the leadership of the opposition party; and the crisis during the half-war with France when the existence of political oppression was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled. Maintains the mature...
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The third volume in Dumas Malone’s distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson’s life. It includes the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state; his retirement to Monticello; his assumption of the leadership of the opposition party; and the crisis during the half-war with France when the existence of political oppression was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled. Maintains the mature scholarship established by the earlier volumes. Academic in the best sense, it not only displays an intimate familiarity with the vast literature but contains an acute evaluation of Jefferson’s ideas and ideals. The Saturday Review
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Virginia Magazine - Harry Ammon

Not only has Mr. Malone mastered the vast body of Jefferson’s correspondence and the writings of his contemporaries, but he has fully explored the wealth of monographic material devoted to this epoch.... Throughout the book there is a sense of proportion and balance which might well be called classic.

Virginia Magazine
Not only has Mr. Malone mastered the vast body of Jefferson’s correspondence and the writings of his contemporaries, but he has fully explored the wealth of monographic material devoted to this epoch.... Throughout the book there is a sense of proportion and balance which might well be called classic.

— Harry Ammon

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316544696
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 7/19/1974
  • Series: Jefferson and His Time Series, #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,357,118
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.28 (d)

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Dumas Malone, 1892–1986, spent thirty-eight years researching and writing Jefferson and His Time. In 1975 he received the Pulitzer Prize in history for the first five volumes. From 1923 to 1929 he taught at the University of Virginia; he left there to join the Dictionary of American Biography, bringing that work to completion as editor-in-chief. Subsequently, he served for seven years as director of the Harvard University Press. After serving on the faculties of Yale and Columbia, Malone retired to the University of Virginia in 1959 as the Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, a position he held until his retirement in 1962. He remained at the university as biographer-in-residence and finished his Jefferson biography at the University of Virginia, where it was begun.

University of Virginia Press

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