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From the PublisherJeffersonian America represents political history at itsvery best. It is no mere catalog of elections and partisanstruggles but a history that explains the underlying structure ofpolitics and uses that explanation to illuminate the history of theperiod." Jan Lewis, Rutgers University atNewark.
"In this well crafted and knowledgeable book, Onuf and Sadoskyoffer us a splendid lens through which to view Jefferson and theearly republic. We thereby gain a greater insight into the originsof American political culture." Paul A. Gilje, University ofOklahoma.
"Onuf and Sadowski ... examine family structure and thestructure of local government, political economy and race, andfederalism and diplomacy, providing a deft analysis of Jefferson'sconception of nationhood during the country's formative years."Choice
"The book's ideological, synthetic and integrative approachemphasizes the themes of contingency and even anxiety in the lifeof the new nation, which the authors would contend was elided byprevious generations of historiographical simplification andoverspeculation. Indeed this volume significantly clarifies ourunderstanding of the persistent orientation of the young UnitedStates towards the western frontier and the Atlantic world."Johnathan o'Neill, University of London