The Adams-Jefferson Letters

The Adams-Jefferson Letters
The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams

by Lester J. Cappon

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 0807838926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, they initiated correspondence in 1777, negotiated jointly as ministers in Europe in the 1780s, and served the early Republic--each, ultimately, in its highest office. At Jefferson's defeat of Adams for the presidency in 1800, they became estranged, and the correspondence lapses from 1801 to 1812, then is renewed until the death of both in 1826, fifty years to the day after the Declaration of Independence. Lester J. Cappon's edition, first published in 1959 in two volumes, provides the complete correspondence between these two men and includes the correspondence between Abigail Adams and Jefferson. Many of these letters have been published in no other modern edition, nor does any other edition devote itself exclusively to the exchange between Jefferson and the Adamses. Introduction, headnotes, and footnotes inform the reader without interrupting the speakers. This reissue of The Adams-Jefferson Letters in a one-volume unabridged edition brings to a broader audience one of the monuments of American scholarship and, to quote C. Vann Woodward, 'a major treasure of national literature.'

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.

Thomas Jefferson's Education

Thomas Jefferson's Education
A Book

by Alan Taylor

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0393652432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian comes a brilliant, absorbing study of Thomas Jefferson’s campaign to save Virginia through education. By turns entertaining and tragic, this beautifully written history reveals the origins of a great university in the dilemmas of Virginia slavery. It offers an incisive portrait of Thomas Jefferson set against a social fabric of planters in decline, enslaved black families torn apart by sales, and a hair-trigger code of male honor. A man of “deft evasions” who was both courtly and withdrawn, Jefferson sought control of his family and state from his lofty perch at Monticello. Never quite the egalitarian we wish him to be, he advocated emancipation but shrank from implementing it, entrusting that reform to the next generation. Devoted to the education of his granddaughters, he nevertheless accepted their subordination in a masculine culture. During the revolution, he proposed to educate all white children in Virginia, but later in life he narrowed his goal to building an elite university. In 1819 Jefferson’s intensive drive for state support of a new university succeeded. His intention was a university to educate the sons of Virginia’s wealthy planters, lawyers, and merchants, who might then democratize the state and in time rid it of slavery. But the university’s students, having absorbed the traditional vices of the Virginia gentry, preferred to practice and defend them. Opening in 1825, the university nearly collapsed as unruly students abused one another, the enslaved servants, and the faculty. Jefferson’s hopes of developing an enlightened leadership for the state were disappointed, and Virginia hardened its commitment to slavery in the coming years. The university was born with the flaws of a slave society. Instead, it was Jefferson’s beloved granddaughters who carried forward his faith in education by becoming dedicated teachers of a new generation of women.

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

Thomas Jefferson
Reputation and Legacy

by Francis D. Cogliano

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This first major study of Thomas Jefferson's reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and history--both as something Jefferson made and something that he sought to shape.Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he deliberately sought to influence history's judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins by situating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, and then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would be written: through the careful preservation of his personal and public papers and his home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.The second half of the book considers the results of Jefferson's efforts to shape historical writing by examining the evolution of his reputation since the Second World War. Recent scholarship has examined Jefferson's attitudes and actions with regard to Native Americans, African slaves, women and civil liberties and found him wanting.Jefferson has continued to be a controversial figure; DNA testing proving that he fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings being the most recent example, perhaps encapsulating this best of all. This is the first major study to examine the impact of the Hemings controversy on Jefferson's reputation.Key Features*The first study of Jefferson's reputation to be published since 1960*Considers the impact of slavery on Jefferson's reputation and Jefferson's relationship with slavery*Explores the history of the Sally Hemings controversy

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Westward the Course of Empire

by Lawrence S. Kaplan,Lawrence J. Kaplan

  • Publisher : Scholarly Resources Incorporated
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although Jefferson was not the sole formulator of American diplomacy, his voice was the most pervasive in the first generation of the republic's history. It may also have been the most paradoxical. In this volume, Kaplan reconciles the contradictions in Jefferson's views and positions over a period of almost half a century. He also explores how the concept of the United States' westward expansion worked as the moving force in forming Jefferson's judgments and actions in foreign relations. Readable and authoritative, Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire offers new insight into the man who shaped American foreign policy.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
America's Paradoxical Patriot

by Alf Johnson Mapp

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents the life of the Virginian statesman, analyzing the complexities of his character as he dealt with political and personal crises during the the American Revolution and during his times as diplomat and president.

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson

The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Frank Shuffelton

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0521867312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible introduction to the life and work of Jefferson aimed at students of American history and literature.

Thomas Jefferson as Social Scientist

Thomas Jefferson as Social Scientist
A Book

by C. Randolph Benson

  • Publisher : Associated University Press
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Real Thomas Jefferson

The Real Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : National Center for Constitutional
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history." So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. The Real Thomas Jefferson lets you meet the man as he really was-rather than as interpreted by historians. The book tells much of his exciting story in his own words. You will meet a man who- lost his wife when she was only 33, and lost four children before the age of three. created the masterpiece of his life, the Declaration of Independence, at the young age of 33. served as governor of war-torn Virginia and once escaped British capture by only minutes. was one of the geniuses behind the American Constitution, even though he was serving in France during the Constitutional Convention. was a true Renaissance man, skilled in farming, scientific experimentation, practical invention, economics, political philosophy, and statesmanship. nearly lost his first presidential election to Aaron Burr, a scoundrel who later may have committed treason. The second part of this book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Jefferson's writings, conveniently arranged by subject. Book jacket.

Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary Philosopher

Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary Philosopher
A Selection of Writings

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Barron's Educational Series
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documents representing Jefferson's views on a wide variety of subjects.

17 February to 30 April 1801

17 February to 30 April 1801
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description.

Thomas Jefferson's Library

Thomas Jefferson's Library
A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order

by Thomas Jefferson,Library of Congress

  • Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1907
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson, Champion of Religious Freedom, Advocate of Christian Morals

Thomas Jefferson, Champion of Religious Freedom, Advocate of Christian Morals
A Book

by Henry Wilder Foote

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Papers of Thomas Jefferson: March 1789 to 30 November 1789

Papers of Thomas Jefferson: March 1789 to 30 November 1789
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries

Thomas Jefferson's European Travel Diaries
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson,James McGrath Morris,Persephone Weene

  • Publisher : Seven Locks Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780961596439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jefferson's own account of his journeys through the countryside and wine regions of the continent in 1787 and 1788.

Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America

Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America
A Book

by Peter S. Onuf,Nicholas P. Cole

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2011-10-19
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0813931827
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson read Latin and Greek authors throughout his life and wrote movingly about his love of the ancient texts, which he thought should be at the core of America's curriculum. Yet at the same time, Jefferson warned his countrymen not to look to the ancient world for modern lessons and deplored many of the ways his peers used classical authors to address contemporary questions. As a result, the contribution of the ancient world to the thought of America's most classically educated Founding Father remains difficult to assess. This volume brings together historians of political thought with classicists and historians of art and culture to find new approaches to the difficult questions raised by America's classical heritage. The essays explore the classical contribution to different aspects of Jefferson’s thought and taste, as well as examining the significance of the ancient world to America in a broader historical context. The diverse interests and methodologies of the contributors suggest new ways of approaching one of the most prominent and contested of the traditions that helped create America's revolutionary republicanism. Contributors:Gordon S. Wood, Brown University * Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia * Michael P. Zuckert, University of Notre Dame * Caroline Winterer, Stanford University * Richard Guy Wilson, University of Virginia * Maurie D. McInnis, University of Virginia * Nicholas P. Cole, University of Oxford * Peter Thompson, University of Oxford * Eran Shalev, Haifa University * Paul A. Rahe, Hillsdale College * Jennifer T. Roberts, City University of New York, Graduate Center * Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, University of Virginia

Memoirs, Correspondence, And Private Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Late President Of The United States. Now First Published From The Original Manuscripts ; Edited By Thomas Jefferson Randolph

Memoirs, Correspondence, And Private Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Late President Of The United States. Now First Published From The Original Manuscripts ; Edited By Thomas Jefferson Randolph
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1829
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Diplomatic Correspondence, Paris, 1784-1789

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 162894224X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Philosopher, diplomat, politician, inventor, writer, architect, even gardener, from a historical perspective Thomas Jefferson emerges as an extraordinary individual. This is the first time an editor has focused principally on his comments regarding his time while serving as minister to France from 1784 to 1789. He was clearly many things to many people, but precisely because of these multifaceted endeavors, he has become so deeply entwined in the tapestry of America's grand democratic experiment that the quest to picture him clearly and objectively in his own life and times remains arguably elusive.The most comprehensive portrait of the American founding fathers can be seen in their personal letters and journal entries. Jefferson is certainly no exception, and those he wrote during his service as American minister to France - through many of the most critical episodes in both French and American history - are of singular importance. The format of the letters has been preserved whenever possible and, collectively, they provide a unique glimpse into the character and thought processes of Jefferson the diplomat.While Thomas Jefferson is responsible for a voluminous body of literature, this is the first time an editor has focused principally on his correspondence while serving as minister to France. The format of the selected letters, as Jefferson wrote them, is preserved whenever possible, and they are presented for the interest of a general readership as well as for students of military, diplomatic, or political history.The addressees are identified, particularly those who have been lost to history, and, where indicated, explanatory notes are provided to assist the reader in placing the correspondence in its particular historical, political, or conceptual context. Readers are encouraged to arrive at their own conclusions as to the intention of a specific piece of correspondence.After serving as a member Virginia House of Burgesses, the Continental Congress, and as governor of Virginia, in 1784, Thomas Jefferson was again called into public service: to France, first as trade commissioner and then as Benjamin Franklin's successor as minister. To be sure, he emerged as an excellent ambassador, for he had the same capacity to combine symbolic and practical representation that made Franklin's stay in France such an important episode in Franco-American relations. In a court almost paralyzed by ceremony and bored with excesses in dress and ornamentation, Jefferson's republican asceticism, his directness and apparent candor, lent him a distinction and significance which no amount of modishness could have gained for him.By design, Dr. Woods has elected to approach Jefferson's time in France from more of a documentary perspective, an interesting journey, to say the least. For whether he is writing to peers such as James Madison, Patrick Henry, and George Washington; to French associates such as the Marquis de Lafayette and Hector St. John de Crevecoeur; or even to his more social acquaintances such as Maria Cosway and Abigail Adams, Jefferson writes with, at times, surprising candor. And whether the subject might be an impassioned argument against Federalism, addressing the detail of international trade agreements, or even commenting on botany and agricultural issues, his words reflect remarkable clarity, insight, and eloquence.As the text presents, in their entirety, the original written correspondence which succeeding generations of historians have repeatedly cited as the basis for their interpretation of events or conclusions of fact, Thomas Jefferson: Diplomatic Correspondence, Paris, 1784-1789moves a step further, emerging as both a comprehensive reference resource and a unique supplement to the existing literature.