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Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello

著者: Andrew Burstein
出版商: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 州政府或者省政府刊物 : 英语查看所有的版本和格式
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How did Jefferson assess himself at his life's end? Drawing on Jefferson's postpresidential papers, which Burstein says have been little studied, the University of Tulsa history professor (The Passion of Andrew Jackson, etc.) presents a vivid portrait of Thomas Jefferson as an old man looking back on life, preparing for death and dwelling on both his successes and his sins. During Jefferson's dotage, as his finances  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
Terminology
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Burstein, Andrew.
Jefferson's secrets.
New York : Basic Books, c2005
(OCoLC)606225966
Online version:
Burstein, Andrew.
Jefferson's secrets.
New York : Basic Books, c2005
(OCoLC)607484843
提及的人: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
材料类型: 传记, 政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物
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所有的著者/提供者: Andrew Burstein
ISBN: 0465008127 9780465008124
OCLC号码: 57445783
描述: xiii, 351 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
内容: Medical concerns. Dr. Dunglison's patient ; A sensational vocabulary. --
Domestic cares. An utopian dream ; Reading with women. --
Taking liberties. The continuing debate: Jefferson and slavery ; The new debate: sex with a servant. --
Active memories. Administering (political) medicine ; Writing (his own) history. --
Jefferson dying. Disavowing dogma ; Engaging the soul's passions.
责任: Andrew Burstein.
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How did Jefferson assess himself at his life's end? Drawing on Jefferson's postpresidential papers, which Burstein says have been little studied, the University of Tulsa history professor (The Passion of Andrew Jackson, etc.) presents a vivid portrait of Thomas Jefferson as an old man looking back on life, preparing for death and dwelling on both his successes and his sins. During Jefferson's dotage, as his finances collapsed around him, the old patriot had to confront not only the results of his lifelong fiscal excesses but also the fruits of other excesses. In his last years, Jefferson "permitted" two of his four children by the black slave Sally Hemings-both of whom could pass for white-to "run away." In his will he freed the remaining two, Madison and Eston Hemings, while at the same time making a request (granted) that the Virginia legislature permit them to remain in the state after emancipation-something not normally done.

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