Thomas Jefferson, Critical Lives

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Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father, a leader of the American Revolution, and author of the Declaration of Independence. But what else do you know? What set him apart from his contemporaries and those who came before? Why are his life and work still discussed and important?
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Overview

Thomas Jefferson was a Founding Father, a leader of the American Revolution, and author of the Declaration of Independence. But what else do you know? What set him apart from his contemporaries and those who came before? Why are his life and work still discussed and important?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028641423
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Series: Critical Lives Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nickel Portrait v
Part 1 Coming of Age 1
1 The Albemarle Boy 3
2 Williamsburg Enlightenment 11
3 The Law 17
Part 2 The Revolutionary 29
4 This New Man 31
5 Pursuing Happiness 41
6 The Hand of Force 53
7 Declaration 67
Part 3 The Practical Visionary 81
8 Designing Virginia 83
9 Flight and Despair 93
10 The Hermit of Monticello 107
11 Back to Politics 119
Part 4 Head and Heart 129
12 The Diplomat 131
13 Making a Place for America 141
14 The Lover 149
15 Au Revoir to Revolution 161
16 Mr. Secretary 171
17 Unnatural Acts 185
Part 5 President of the United States 201
18 Jefferson and Burr 203
19 A Second Revolution 215
20 The World Beyond the River 225
21 A Sadder Sequel 237
Part 6 Monticello Sunset 249
22 Philosophy and Debt 251
23 Virginia's University 261
24 The Fourth of July 271
25 Tombstone 279
Appendixes
A Visiting the Jefferson Legacy 287
B Suggestions for Further Reading 291
Index 295
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