Thomas Jefferson: An Anthology / Edition 1

Thomas Jefferson: An Anthology / Edition 1

by Peter S. Onuf
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Thomas Jefferson: An Anthology / Edition 1

Agrarian; confident champion of freedom and uneasy slaveholder;advocate of a government strictly limited to the needs of his time- Thomas Jefferson remains a force in our political and socialthought. Part of the continuing interest in him comes of curiosityabout a statesman as withdrawn and elusive in personality as he wasclear and eloquent in words. Recent DNA evidence that he probablyfathered one or more children by one of his slaves deepens themystery about him. The greater question has to do with hispronouncements about the nature and foundations of liberty, sodirect and simple in expression.

In this anthology of Jefferson's writings, Peter Onuf begins withan Introduction entitled, "Making Sense of Jefferson," which isthen followd by 86 selections from a variety of documents: letters,official papers, public addresses, and opinions, including anextensive selection from Notes on the State of Virginia, makingthis an ideal reader for a variety of venues.

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ISBN-13: 9781881089575
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/11/1999
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Peter S. Onuf is Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2001) and coauthor (with Leonard Sadosky) of Jeffersonian America (Blackwell, 2001); editor of Jeffersonian Legacies (1993) and coeditor (with James Horn and Jan Ellen Lewis) of The Revolution of 1800: Democracy, Race, and the New Republic (2002) and (with Jan Ellen Lewis) of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture (1999).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making Sense of Jefferson.

Chapter One: Revolutionary Statesman.

Chapter Two: Notes on the State of Virginia.

Chapter Three: New World and Old World.

Chapter Four: Jeffersonian Republicanism.

Chapter Five: The Revolution of 1800.

Chapter Six: Retirement Years.

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