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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts, appearing at state dinners in casual attire and dispensing with hierarchical seating arrangements. Jefferson initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition and seized on the crucial moment when Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory, thus extending the national development. In this compelling examination, distinguished historian Joyce Appleby captures all of the richness of Jefferson's character and accomplishments.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Joyce Appleby
Publisher : Times Books
Release : 2013-11-05
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781466856288


The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 3

The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 3

"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 description.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1950
Total Pages : 720 Pages
ISBN : 9780691045351


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Traces the life of the Virginia politician, American diplomat, and United States president and examines the domestic and foreign issues dominating his career.

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Genre : History
Author : Rebecca Stefoff
Publisher : Garrett Educational
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 122 Pages
ISBN : 0944483070


Jefferson S Daughters

Jefferson S Daughters

The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters--two white and free, one black and enslaved--and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonnières are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery--apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. "Beautifully written . . . To a nuanced study of Jefferson's two white daughters, Martha and Maria, [Kerrison] innovatively adds a discussion of his only enslaved daughter, Harriet Hemings."--The New York Times Book Review

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Catherine Kerrison
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2019-01-29
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781101886267


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Presents the life, career, and accomplishments of the third president of the United States.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Elizabeth Sirimarco
Publisher : Childs World Incorporated
Release : 2008-01-01
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 1602530327


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Thomas Jefferson, beginning with his childhood in Shadwell, Virginia. Information about Jefferson's education at the College of William and Mary and his early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years at Monticello spent founding the University of Virginia are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Jefferson's political career as a Virginia legislator, a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, the chief author of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, minister to France, the first U.S. secretary of state, and vice president. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic-Republican president Jefferson's administration, including the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Heidi M.D. Elston
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2009-01-01
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781616131128


Thomas Jefferson The 3rd President

Thomas Jefferson The 3rd President

The Fourth of July is often called our country's birthday. What important role did Thomas Jefferson have in making this American holiday possible? Young readers will find out as they read about his writing of the Declaration of Independence, as well as his early life, his ideas for shaping a new government, and his two terms as president. They will also make connections to their own lives as they learn about the many ways Jefferson is remembered and honored today.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Josh Gregory
Publisher : First Look at America's Presid
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 1642808288


Friends Divided

Friends Divided

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. In their final years they were the last surviving founding fathers and cherished their role in this mighty young republic as it approached the half century mark in 1826. At last, on the afternoon of July 4th, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration, Adams let out a sigh and said, "At least Jefferson still lives." He died soon thereafter. In fact, a few hours earlier on that same day, far to the south in his home in Monticello, Jefferson died as well. Arguably no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America's collective story.

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Genre : History
Author : Gordon S. Wood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-10-24
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780735224728


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

An introduction to the life of Thomas Jefferson, a man whose ideas helped create a new kind of government and who became the nation's third president.

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Genre : Presidents
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0439699401


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing Jefferson's childhood, his career, his family, and his term as the third president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

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Author : Elizabeth Sirimarco
Publisher : Child's World
Release : 2020-08
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 1503843955