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Jefferson and the iconography of romanticism : folk, land, culture, and the romantic nation

Author: M M Kelsall
Publisher: Houndmills, Hampshire : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series: Romanticism in perspective.
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"Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism explores in detail the national iconography of Monticello. It contextualises the villa in relation to Jefferson's earlier explorations of American identity; examines the attempt to establish at Monticello fixed signs of the myth of the fourth of July during the return of La Fayette in 1824; and, finally, shows how Monticello became a site of contention in the definition  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M M Kelsall
ISBN: 033369824X 9780333698242 0312222521 9780312222529
OCLC Number: 40567364
Description: ix, 207 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Pilgrimage to Monticello --
2. Jefferson Seals the Revolution --
3. Kennst du das Land? Notes on the State of Virginia --
4. The Villa on a Hill --
5. Writing Monticello.
Series Title: Romanticism in perspective.
Responsibility: Malcolm Kelsall.

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"Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism explores in detail the national iconography of Monticello. It contextualises the villa in relation to Jefferson's earlier explorations of American identity; examines the attempt to establish at Monticello fixed signs of the myth of the fourth of July during the return of La Fayette in 1824; and, finally, shows how Monticello became a site of contention in the definition of what it is to be American."--BOOK JACKET.

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