Jefferson the Virginian: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 1

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This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone's Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast sources, it covers Jefferson's ancestry, youth, education, legal career, and marriage, the building of Monticello, the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Notes on Virginia, his rich, fruitful legislative career, his highly controversial governorship, his early services to the development of the West. ...
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Overview

This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone's Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast sources, it covers Jefferson's ancestry, youth, education, legal career, and marriage, the building of Monticello, the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Notes on Virginia, his rich, fruitful legislative career, his highly controversial governorship, his early services to the development of the West.
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New Republic

Prodigiously researched and felicitously written, Dumas Malone’s multi-volume Jefferson and His Time is one of the great biographies of the 20th century.

Joseph J. Ellis

Malone is the giant on whose shoulders every subsequent scholar of Jefferson stands, and his work remains seminal in shaping our understanding of who Jefferson was. Both from a purely scholarly standpoint and outside the groves of academe, Malone’s biography of Jefferson is simply a great read. There is a whole new generation of Jefferson lovers who will want to own this set.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786161614
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Jefferson and His Time Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 13
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
The Heritage of a Virginian
I Jeffersons and Randolphs, 1679-1745 3
II The Services of Peter Jefferson, 1746-1757 21
The Road to Enlightenment
III Schooldays in Albemarle, 1757-1760 37
IV At the College, 1760-1762 49
V Williamsburg: Introduction to the Law, 1762-1765 62
VI The School of Manners, 1762-1765 75
VII Listening at the Capitol, 1765-1766 88
VIII Disciple of Enlightenment 98
The Business of Life
IX The Young Lawyer, 1767-1771 113
X Among the Burgesses, 1769-1771 128
XI Beginning at Monticello, 1769-1772 143
XII Attaining Domestic Felicity, 1772-1774 153
Revolting Against an Empire
XIII The Growth of a Political Mind 169
XIV Championing Colonial Rights, 1774-1775 180
XV A Patriot Goes to Philadelphia, 1775 197
XVI Herald of Freedom, 1776 215
Liberalizing a Commonwealth
XVII Framing a Government, 1776 235
XVIII The Way of a Legislator: Freeing the Land, 1776-1779 247
XIX Architect of Laws: Slavery and Crime 261
XX Church and School 274
XXI The Amenities of War, 1777-1779 286
The Ordeal of a War Governor
XXII The Limitations of Executive Power 301
XXIII The Frustrations of a War Governor, 1779-1780 314
XXIV The Menace of Invasion, 1780-1781 330
XXV Exit His Excellency 352
Starting Again
XXVI A Philosopher Surveys His Country 373
XXVII Tragedy and a False Start, 1782-1783 390
XXVIII An End and a Beginning, 1783-1784 403
Appendices
I Genealogy 426
II The Jefferson Estate 435
III The Walker Affair, 1768-1809 447
Acknowledgments 452
List of Symbols and Short Titles Most Frequently Used in Footnotes 455
Select Critical Bibliography 457
Index 471
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