The Jefferson Image In The American Mind / Edition 1

The Jefferson Image In The American Mind / Edition 1

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by Merrill D. Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813918510

ISBN-13: 9780813918518

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: University of Virginia

Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's influence upon American thought and imagination since his death in 1826. Peterson's focus is "not primarily with the truth or falsity of the image either as a whole or in its parts, but rather with…  See more details below

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Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's influence upon American thought and imagination since his death in 1826. Peterson's focus is "not primarily with the truth or falsity of the image either as a whole or in its parts, but rather with its illuminations of the evolving culture and its shaping power. It is posterity's configuration of Jefferson. Even more, however, it is a sensitive reflector, through several generations, of America's troubled search of the image of itself."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918518
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,105,280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Apotheosis3
1Resurrection17
1The Election of 182820
2Jefferson's Memoirs29
3Virginia: State Rights, Democracy, and Slavery36
4South Carolina Nullification51
2Democracy I67
1The Jacksonians69
2The Conservatives87
3The Whigs99
3History I112
1The Character of Jefferson: Virginia115
2The Character of Jefferson: Massachusetts130
3Episodes: Mecklenburg and Burr140
4Henry S. Randall149
4Union162
1Slavery and Abolitionism164
2The Republican Jefferson189
3War, the Nemesis209
5Redivivus229
1Who Was Thomas Jefferson?231
2Touch the Bones of Jefferson250
3Republic or Empire266
6History II277
1Henry Adams280
2Quest for the Document291
3Beard and the Parties309
4Parrington and the Jeffersonian Tradition321
7Democracy II330
1The New Hamiltonians333
2Claude Bowers and the "New Jefferson,"347
3Jefferson and the New Deal355
8Culture377
1Monticello: The Shrine380
2The Civilized Man: The Academy394
3The Jefferson Memorial: The Temple420
4The Thomas Jefferson Eicentennial432
Epilogue: The Lengthening Shadow443
Guide to Sources459
Index523

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GP47 More than 1 year ago
My public high school American History teacher was a kinder, gentler version of Professor Kingsfield from the movie "The Paper Chase". Thanks to his high standards, I chose to read and report on Peterson's landmark book just two years after its publication. It gave me insight into historical and political analysis, the value of reasoned thinking, scholarship, and the importance of civic awareness and responsibility. Jefferson's ideas have always been central to American governance and are especially germane in this age of partisan politics. I've frequently thought of Peterson's book with gratitude and for what he's given us all.