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Thomas Jefferson : Reputation and Legacy.

Author: Francis D Cogliano
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first major study of Thomas Jeffersons reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and historyboth 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 historys judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis D Cogliano
ISBN: 9780748636624 0748636625 1281089273 9781281089274
OCLC Number: 476117818
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Estimation of the World; History; The Revolution; Jefferson's Papers; Monticello; Jefferson's Epitaph; Sally Hemings; Slavery; America and the World; Conclusion: Jefferson Survives; Index.

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This first major study of Thomas Jeffersons reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and historyboth 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 historys judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins by situating Jeffersons 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.

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