Jeffersonian Legacies: Onuf / Edition 1

Jeffersonian Legacies: Onuf / Edition 1

by Onuf, Peter S. Onuf, Peter S.
     
 

On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and still for ours. Jeffersonian Legacies reconstructs the worlds Thomas Jefferson created for himself and envisioned for his countrymen.

The authors consider Jefferson's career as a slave

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Overview

On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and still for ours. Jeffersonian Legacies reconstructs the worlds Thomas Jefferson created for himself and envisioned for his countrymen.

The authors consider Jefferson's career as a slave owner, his ambiguous and controversial testimony on the institution of slavery, and his significance for the civil rights movement and contemporary race relations. Jeffersonian Legacies provides the next generation of students, scholars, and citizens a better understanding not only of Jefferson in his own world but also his influence in the shaping of ours.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813914633
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,421,113
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Editor's Note
Abbreviations used in the Notes
Introduction: Jefferson and His Complex Legacy1
IJefferson and His World
1The Religious Pilgrimage of Thomas Jefferson19
2Jefferson and the Republic of Letters50
3The First Monticello77
4"The Blessings of Domestic Society": Thomas Jefferson's Family and the Transformation of American Politics109
5"Those Who Labor For My Happiness": Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves147
6Jefferson and Slavery: "Treason Against the Hopes of the World"181
IIJeffersonian Visions
7The Intellectual Reconstruction of Virginia in the Age of Jefferson225
8Putting Rights Talk in Its Place: The Summary View Revisited254
9"The Earth Belongs in Usufruct to the Living"281
10Thomas Jefferson and the American Democratic Experience: The Origins of the Partisan Press, Popular Political Parties, and Public Opinion316
11Jefferson's Union and the Problem of Internal Improvements340
12Jefferson and an American Foreign Policy370
IIIJeffersonian Legacies
13The Trials and Tribulations of Thomas Jefferson395
14The Strange Career of Thomas Jefferson: Race and Slavery in American Memory, 1943-1993418
Afterword457
Contributors465
Index467

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