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The Resource Jefferson : architect of American liberty, John B. Boles

Jefferson : architect of American liberty, John B. Boles

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Jefferson : architect of American liberty
Title
Jefferson
Title remainder
architect of American liberty
Statement of responsibility
John B. Boles
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Alexander Hamilton's star has risen, Thomas Jefferson's has fallen, largely owing to their divergent views on race. Once seen as the most influential American champion of liberty and democracy, Jefferson is now remembered largely for his relationship with his slave Sally Hemings, and for electing not to free her or most of the other people he owned. In this magisterial biography, the eminent scholar John B. Boles does not ignore the aspects of Jefferson that trouble us today, but strives to see him in full, and to undertstand him amid the sweeping upheaval of his times. We follow Jefferson from his early success as an abnormally precocious student and lawyer in colonial Virginia through his drafting of the Declaration of Independence at age 33, his travels in Europe on the eve of the French Revolution, his acidic personal battles with Hamilton, his triumphant ascent to the presidency in 1801, his prodigious efforts to found the University of Virginia, and beyond. From Jefferson's inspiring defenses of political and religious liberty to his heterodox abridgment of Christian belief, Boles explores Jefferson's expansive intellectual life, and the profound impact of his ideas on the world. Boles overturns conventional wisdom at every turn, arguing, among other things, that Jefferson did not--as later southerners would--deem the states rightfully superior to the federal government. Yet Boles's view is not limited to politics and public life; we also meet Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, and gourmet--as well as Jefferson the gentle father and widower, doting on his daughters and longing for escape from the rancorous world of politics. As this authoritative, evenhanded portrait shows, Jefferson challenges us more thoroughly than any other founder; he was at once the most idealistic, contradictory, and quintessentially American of them all." -- Provided by publisher
Summary
A comprehensive biography of a Founding Father depicts him as an architect, scientist, bibliophile, paleontologist, musician and gourmet and offers new insight into his actions and thoughts about race, abolition, democracy and patriarchal responsibility
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10562434
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.46092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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adult
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architect of American liberty
Label
Jefferson : architect of American liberty, John B. Boles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-594) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on capitalization -- Introduction -- Part I: Colonial Virginia, 1743-1770 -- Part II: Revolutionary America, 1771-1784 -- Part III: Paris, 1784-1790 -- Part IV: Philadelphia and New York City, 1790-1801 -- Part V: Washington, DC, 1801-1809 -- Part VI: Monticello, 1809-1826 -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations in notes -- Notes -- Bibliographical essay -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 626 pages
Isbn
9780465094684
Isbn Type
(hd)
Lccn
2017934233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798622
Label
Jefferson : architect of American liberty, John B. Boles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-594) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on capitalization -- Introduction -- Part I: Colonial Virginia, 1743-1770 -- Part II: Revolutionary America, 1771-1784 -- Part III: Paris, 1784-1790 -- Part IV: Philadelphia and New York City, 1790-1801 -- Part V: Washington, DC, 1801-1809 -- Part VI: Monticello, 1809-1826 -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations in notes -- Notes -- Bibliographical essay -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 626 pages
Isbn
9780465094684
Isbn Type
(hd)
Lccn
2017934233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798622

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