Thomas Jefferson, Critical Lives

Thomas Jefferson, Critical Lives

by Alan Axelrod


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Thomas Jefferson, Critical Lives by Alan Axelrod

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028641423
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Critical Lives Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Nickel Portraitv
Part 1Coming of Age1
1The Albemarle Boy3
2Williamsburg Enlightenment11
3The Law17
Part 2The Revolutionary29
4This New Man31
5Pursuing Happiness41
6The Hand of Force53
Part 3The Practical Visionary81
8Designing Virginia83
9Flight and Despair93
10The Hermit of Monticello107
11Back to Politics119
Part 4Head and Heart129
12The Diplomat131
13Making a Place for America141
14The Lover149
15Au Revoir to Revolution161
16Mr. Secretary171
17Unnatural Acts185
Part 5President of the United States201
18Jefferson and Burr203
19A Second Revolution215
20The World Beyond the River225
21A Sadder Sequel237
Part 6Monticello Sunset249
22Philosophy and Debt251
23Virginia's University261
24The Fourth of July271
AVisiting the Jefferson Legacy287
BSuggestions for Further Reading291

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