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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson
     

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson

by Frank Shuffelton
 

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This Companion forms an accessible introduction to the life and work of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Essays explore Jefferson's political thought, his policies towards Native Americans, his attitude to race and slavery, as well as his interests in science, architecture, religion and education.

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This Companion forms an accessible introduction to the life and work of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. Essays explore Jefferson's political thought, his policies towards Native Americans, his attitude to race and slavery, as well as his interests in science, architecture, religion and education. Contributors include leading literary scholars and historians; the essays offer up to date overviews of his many interests, his friendships and his legacy. Together, they reveal his importance in the cultural and political life of early America. At the same time these original essays speak to abiding modern concerns about American culture and Jefferson's place in it. This Companion will be essential reading for students and scholars of Jefferson, and is designed for use by students of American literature and American history.

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'... the essays focusing on Jefferson-the-man help us understand the inner character and soul of the prominent 'founding father' of America ...' The Oxonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139801447
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/22/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to American Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
754 KB

Meet the Author

Frank Shuffelton is Professor of English at the University of Rochester, New York.

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