Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

by Jerry Holmes
     
 

Virtually no subject—politics, slavery, religion, gardening, music, architecture, natural history, or science to name a few—escaped the interest and attention of Thomas Jefferson. Through nearly 800 excerpts of Jefferson's writing, ranging in length from one sentence to nearly a page, Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts, allows readers to

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Virtually no subject—politics, slavery, religion, gardening, music, architecture, natural history, or science to name a few—escaped the interest and attention of Thomas Jefferson. Through nearly 800 excerpts of Jefferson's writing, ranging in length from one sentence to nearly a page, Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts, allows readers to share in Jefferson's greatest triumphs and achievements and reflects on the moments that truly tested the very fiber of his soul, publicly and privately. From the glory of crafting the Declaration of Independence and assuming the mantle of leadership as the Republic's third president, through his moral struggle with slavery and the agony of losing his young wife and daughter, Jerry Holmes chronicles Jefferson's life through his own words. Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts will fascinate both the serious Jefferson scholar as well as curious newcomers.

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A longtime student of Jefferson concurs with the third US president's opinion that a person's letters form the true journal of his life. Through extensive excerpts of his eclectic writings and introductory commentary, Holmes conveys both his public and private personas. The controversy over Jefferson's alleged affair with his slave, Sally Hemings, is briefly mentioned. Features a chronology, 1743-1826, and Jefferson documents, art, home, and architectural designs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521162
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Holmes is a researcher living in Blue Springs, Missouri.

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