The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson / Edition 1

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"An elegant and revelatory analysis."—Gore Vidal, author of Burr and 1876

"A brilliant and important book, one that can be studied with profit and read and remembered with delight."—George Dangerfield, author of The Awakening of American Nationalism, 1815-1828

Author Bio: Forrest McDonald is Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama and the author of fifteen books including States' Rights and the Union: Imperium in Imperio, 1776-1876; The American Presidency: An Intellectual History; Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution; "We the People": Economic Origins of the Constitution; E Pluribus Unum: The Foundation of the American Republic, 1776-1790; and The Presidency of George Washington. He was named by the National Endowment for the Humanities as the sixteenth Jefferson Lecturer, the nation's highest honor in the humanities.

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Editorial Reviews

Presidential Studies Quarterly
A vigorous reexamination of a familiar figure by a scholar who writes with verve and conviction.
Journal of Southern History
This fast-moving, boldly stated account challenges much of current scholarship on Jefferson's presidency.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700603305
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 7/28/1976
  • Series: American Presidency Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 201
  • Sales rank: 1,405,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface


1. The Faithful and the Crisis of Faith

2. The Republican Tack: At Home, 1801-1803

3. The Republican Tack: Abroad, 1801-1803

4. Turbulence in Domestic Waters: 1804-1805

5. Turbulence in European Waters: 1805-1806

6. The Raging Storm: 1806-1807

7. Shipwreck: 1808

8. Epilogue: The Crisis and the Faith


A Note on Sources


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