Martha Jefferson

Martha Jefferson
An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson

by William G. Hyland Jr.

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-02-26
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1442239840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest love and true kindred spirit, who died an untimely death at the young age of thirty-three in 1782. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources—including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes left by Jefferson’s famed biographer, Dumas Malone—William G. Hyland Jr. captures the charm, sophistication, and grace, as well as a profound sense of history, of this little known and elusive figure who, until now, has been a mere footnote to the story of America’s founding. Hyland brings us a conflicted and honest Martha Jefferson, who endured the Revolution as valiantly as some men—defending her very doorstep from raiding British troops—and presided over the domestic life of the Jeffersons’ “little mountain,” Monticello, during her husband’s long absences and historic rise to power. A revealing and insightful look at an often overlooked American woman, this book provides a unique and previously unexplored understanding of America’s Revolutionary Era, and the men and women upon whose bravery, talent, and resolve our nation was founded.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author of America

by Christopher Hitchens

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 2009-05-05
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780060837068
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father—a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. A masterly writer, Jefferson was an awkward public speaker. A professed proponent of emancipation, he elided the issue of slavery from the Declaration of Independence and continued to own human property. A reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. With intelligence, insight, eloquence, and wit, Hitchens gives us an artful portrait of a complex, formative figure and his turbulent era.

20 Fun Facts About Thomas Jefferson

20 Fun Facts About Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Jill Keppeler

  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release : 2017-07-15
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1538202867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson is known as the writer of the Declaration of Independence and a champion of democracy, but there was much more to his life than just his writing. From his early life in Virginia to his later presidency and the Louisiana Purchase, the story of Jefferson’s life is full of fun facts readers will love learning. Whether exploring the details of his time in France or in George Washington’s cabinet as the Founding Fathers created the framework for America, readers will get an in-depth look at Jefferson’s role in the creation of their country in this exciting book.

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

'Most Blessed of the Patriarchs': Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
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by Annette Gordon-Reed,Peter S. Onuf

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-04-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1631490788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle Finalist for the George Washington Prize Finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" is one of the richest and most insightful accounts of Thomas Jefferson in a generation. Following her Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello¸ Annette Gordon-Reed has teamed with Peter S. Onuf to present a provocative and absorbing character study, "a fresh and layered analysis" (New York Times Book Review) that reveals our third president as "a dynamic, complex and oftentimes contradictory human being" (Chicago Tribune). Gordon-Reed and Onuf fundamentally challenge much of what we thought we knew, and through their painstaking research and vivid prose create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one "comprised of equal parts sun and shadow" (Jane Kamensky).

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Life

by Willard S. Randall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson

The Life of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Henry Stephens Randall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 694
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
A Book

by William L. Beiswanger,Peter J. Hatch,Lucia C. Stanton,Susan R. Stein

  • Publisher : Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781882886180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enhanced by beautiful photography, this collection of essays about Thomas Jefferson's famous Virginia residence reveals the genius of Jefferson the designer and architect who crafted this spectacular home. (Fine Arts)

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
America's Philosopher-King

by Max Lerner

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 2011-12-31
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 1412839955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the course of more than six decades as an author, journalist, and professor, Max Lerner studied and assessed many presidents, yet Thomas Jefferson received his most sustained attention. To Lerner, Jefferson came closest in the American context to Plato’s "philosopher-king," the ideal thinker and leader. Because of his keen sense of Jefferson’s virtues and his unique place in United States history, Lerner began work on a book about Jefferson in 1957, rewriting it several times throughout his life, always with the intention of introducing general readers to "a thinker and public figure of enduring pertinence." In this volume, Lerner uses the facts of Jefferson’s life and work as the springboard to insightful analysis and informed assessment. In considering Jefferson, Lerner combines biographical information, historical background, and analytical commentary. The result is a biographical-interpretive volume, a primer about Jefferson that not only describes his accomplishments, but discusses his problems and failures. As political figures have declined in esteem in recent decades, the media has probed deeper into previously private lives. Historians, biographers, and others have revealed personal details about deceased prominent figures. Two centuries after he helped create America, Jefferson remains a figure of enduring fascination within academic circles and beyond. Max Lerner helps explain and clarify not only this unending fascination, but the timeless relevance of the nation’s devoutly democratic yet singularly authentic "philosopher-king."

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Life

by Willard Sterne Randall

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 1994-06-18
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 9780060976170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The highly praised one-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson that provides illuminating new insights into his public and private life--by the award-winning author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin at War with His Son and Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor.

Thomas Jefferson's Lives

Thomas Jefferson's Lives
Biographers and the Battle for History

by Robert M. S. Mcdonald

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780813942919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Who was the 'real' Thomas Jefferson? If this question has an answer, it will probably not be revealed to anyone attempting to read the many accounts of his life. For two centuries biographers have provided divergent perspectives on him as a man and conflicting appraisals of his accomplishments. Controversial in his own time, Jefferson's propensity to polarize continued in the years after his death as biographers battled to control the commanding heights of history. To judge from their depictions, there existed many different Thomas Jeffersons. This book explores how individual biographers have shaped history -- as well as how the interests and preoccupations of the times in which they wrote helped to shape their portrayals of Jefferson. In different eras biographers presented the third president as a proponent of individual rights and majority rule, as a unifier and a fierce partisan, as well as a champion of American nationalism and global citizenship. Conscripted to serve Whigs and Democrats, abolitionists and slaveholders, unionists and secessionists, Populists and Progressives, and seemingly every side of just about every subsequent struggle, the only constant was that Jefferson's image remained a mirror of Americans' self-conscious understanding of their nation's virtues and vices. Thomas Jefferson's Lives brings together leading scholars of Jefferson and his era, all of whom embrace the challenge to assess some of the most important and enduring accounts of Jefferson's life"--

Thomas Jefferson's Lives

Thomas Jefferson's Lives
Biographers and the Battle for History

by Robert M. S. McDonald

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2019-08-19
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0813942926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who was the "real" Thomas Jefferson? If this question has an answer, it will probably not be revealed reading the many accounts of his life. For two centuries biographers have provided divergent perspectives on him as a man and conflicting appraisals of his accomplishments. Jefferson was controversial in his own time, and his propensity to polarize continued in the years after his death as biographers battled to control the commanding heights of history. To judge from their depictions, there existed many different Thomas Jeffersons. The essays in this book explore how individual biographers have shaped history—as well as how the interests and preoccupations of the times in which they wrote helped to shape their portrayals of Jefferson. In different eras biographers presented the third president variously as a proponent of individual rights or of majority rule, as a unifier or a fierce partisan, and as a champion of either American nationalism or cosmopolitanism. Conscripted to serve Whigs and Democrats, abolitionists and slaveholders, unionists and secessionists, Populists and Progressives, and seemingly every side of almost every subsequent struggle, the only constant was that Jefferson’s image remained a mirror of Americans’ self-conscious conceptions of their nation’s virtues, values, and vices. Thomas Jefferson’s Lives brings together leading scholars of Jefferson and his era, all of whom embrace the challenge to assess some of the most important and enduring accounts of Jefferson’s life. Contributors:Jon Meacham, presidential historian * Barbara Oberg, Princeton University * J. Jefferson Looney, Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello * Christine Coalwell McDonald, Westchester Community College * Robert M.S. McDonald, United States Military Academy * Andrew Burstein, Louisiana State University * Jan Ellen Lewis, Rutgers University * Richard Samuelson, California State University, San Bernardino * Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University * Joanne B. Freeman, Yale University * Brian Steele, University of Alabama at Birmingham * Herbert Sloan, Barnard College * R. B. Bernstein, City College of New York * Francis D. Cogliano, University of Edinburgh * Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University * Gordon S. Wood, Brown University

The Life of Thomas Jefferson: In 3 Volumes;

The Life of Thomas Jefferson: In 3 Volumes;
A Book

by Henry Stephens Randall

  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 684
  • ISBN : 9780353514539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-03-08
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0486137902
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Detailed account of this man's remarkable life: as governor of Virginia, years in Paris, as Washington's secretary of state, life in retirement, and more. First draft of the Declaration of Independence is included.

Thomas Jefferson: Writings (LOA #17)

Thomas Jefferson: Writings (LOA #17)
Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release : 1984-08-15
  • Pages : 1600
  • ISBN : 1598533487
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most comprehensive one-volume selection of Jefferson ever published. Contains the "Autobiography," "Notes on the State of Virginia," public and private papers, including the original and revised drafts of the Declaration of Independence, addresses, and 287 letters. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Road to Monticello:The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

The Road to Monticello:The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson
The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

by Kevin J. Hayes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 0195307585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson was an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer--a man who prided himself on his knowledge of classical and modern languages and whose marginal annotations include quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And yet there has never been a literary life of our most literary president.In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes fills this important gap by offering a lively account of Jefferson's spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him. Moving chronologically through Jefferson's life, Hayes reveals the full range and depth of Jefferson's literary passions, from the popular "small books" sold by traveling chapmen, such as The History of Tom Thumb, which enthralled him as a child; to his lifelong love of Aesop's Fables and Robinson Crusoe; his engagement with Horace, Ovid, Virgil and other writers of classical antiquity; and his deep affinity with the melancholy verse of Ossian, the legendary third-century Gaelic warrior-poet. Drawing on Jefferson's letters, journals, and commonplace books, Hayes offers a wealth of new scholarship on the print culture of colonial America, reveals an intimate portrait of Jefferson's activities beyond the political chamber, and reconstructs the president's investigations in such different fields of knowledge as law, history, philosophy and natural science. Most importantly, Hayes uncovers the ideas and exchanges which informed the thinking of America's first great intellectual and shows how his lifelong pursuit of knowledge culminated in the formation of a public offering, the "academic village" which became UVA, and his more private retreat at Monticello.Gracefully written and painstakingly researched, The Road to Monticello provides an invaluable look at Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, uncovering the roots of some of the most important--and influential--ideas that have informed American history.

Emperor of Liberty

Emperor of Liberty
Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy

by Francis D. Cogliano

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2014-04-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0300182449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, the first in decades to closely examine Thomas Jefferson’s foreign policy, offers a compelling reinterpretation of his attitudes and accomplishments as a statesman during America’s early nationhood. Beginning with Jefferson’s disastrous stint as wartime governor of Virginia during the American Revolution, and proceeding to his later experiences as a diplomat in France, Secretary of State, and U.S. Vice President, historian Francis Cogliano considers how these varied assignments shaped Jefferson’s thinking about international relations. The author then addresses Jefferson’s two terms as President—his goals, the means he employed to achieve them, and his final record as a statesman. Cogliano documents the evolution of Jefferson’s attitudes toward the use of force and the disposition of state power. He argues that Jefferson, although idealistic in the ends he sought to achieve, was pragmatic in the means he employed. Contrary to received wisdom, Jefferson was comfortable using deadly force when he deemed it necessary and was consistent in his foreign policy ends—prioritizing defense of the American republic above all else. His failures as a statesman were, more often than not, the result of circumstances beyond his control, notably the weakness of the fledgling American republic in a world of warring empires.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Alan Axelrod

  • Publisher : Alpha Books
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Critical Lives: Thomas Jefferson explores the historical, political, intellectual and cultural significance of the U.S.' third president who he was, what he did, why we remember him in a way we don't remember many of his contemporaries. Coverage includes Jefferson as the country boy who travels to Williamsburg, Virginia, the revolutionary as a "silent" member of the Continental Congress, the politician as the Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State and U.S. President, and as the philosopher of Monticello. This book also discusses Jefferson as a lover and his connection to the slave, Sally Hemmings.

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery - Was He Really an Opponent of the Institution?

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery - Was He Really an Opponent of the Institution?
A Book

by Franziska Massner

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2008-01
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 3638896552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction "We hold these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. [...]" These are the words Thomas Jefferson became famous for. For many people he is the father of liberty in the United States. What most people forget is that at Jeffersons time "all" meant only the white society. His words did not include blacks. The man who proclaimed liberty already possessed over 150 slaves when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Throughout his life he always condemned slavery in theory, but in practice he died as a slaveowner, having done nothing to ensure the right of liberty to them. Jeffersons ideas about slavery were complex and ambiguous. On the one hand, his words were those of an abolitionist who would do everything to end slavery. On the other hand, he was only an ordinary slaveowner who bought and sold slaves and never tried to end slavery seriously. In fact, Jefferson did many things for his country people rightly admire him for. He helped to create and build the United States and used his political power to establish democracy and freedom among his people. But when it comes to slavery, there is nothing really to admire about Jefferson. He proposed liberty, but stayed a slaveowner during his life. This paper will deal with Thomas Jeffersons attitude towards slavery. It will show that he never really acted on his words and try to explain the reasons for his inactivity. Therefore it is necessary to speak about the economic and political background of Jeffersons time as well as his attitude towards blacks as a race first. The second part will show why Jefferson condemned slavery theoretically and for what reasons."

How to Draw the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson

How to Draw the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Melody S. Mis

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781404229808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to the life, times, and key achievements of Thomas Jefferson while including step-by-step illustrations with easy-to-follow directions that allow readers to draw what they are learning.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by R. B. Bernstein

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-09-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780199758449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as leader of "a revolution of ideas that would make the world over again." In Thomas Jefferson, Bernstein offers the definitive short biography of this revered American--the first concise life in six decades. Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into a swift, insightful, evenhanded account. Here are all of Jefferson's triumphs, contradictions, and failings, from his luxurious (and debt-burdened) life as a Virginia gentleman to his passionate belief in democracy, from his tortured defense of slavery to his relationship with Sally Hemings. Jefferson was indeed multifaceted--an architect, inventor, writer, diplomat, propagandist, planter, party leader--and Bernstein explores all these roles even as he illuminates Jefferson's central place in the American enlightenment, that "revolution of ideas" that did so much to create the nation we know today. Together with the less well-remembered points in Jefferson's thinking--the nature of the Union, his vision of who was entitled to citizenship, his dread of debt (both personal and national)--they form the heart of this lively biography. In this marvel of compression and comprehension, we see Jefferson more clearly than in the massive studies of earlier generations. More important, we see, in Jefferson's visionary ideas, the birth of the nation's grand sense of purpose.