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Thomas Jefferson's enlightenment : background notes

Author: James C Thompson, II.
Publisher: Boothbay Harbor, Maine : Commonwealth Books, [2014] ©2014
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""Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Background Notes"" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, ""Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Paris 1785."" Readers will find in these detailed ""background notes"" a feast of little known facts, seldom noted events, and forgotten relationships. As they peer into historical nooks  Read more...
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Thompson, James C.
Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment : Background Notes
Havertown : Commonwealth Books of Virginia,c2015
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C Thompson, II.
ISBN: 9780990401841 0990401847 9780990401834 0990401839 0990401812 9780990401810 9780990401827 0990401820
OCLC Number: 908838972
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Opening Comment; 1. Thomas Jefferson: Political Loner; 2. Why did Thomas Jefferson go to France?; 3. Jefferson's Plan; 4. A Brief History of 18th Century France; 5. Jefferson's Paris; 6. The French Enlightenment --
The Idea Men; 7. Freemasonry: A Force for Social Progress; 8. The French Mind; 9. Activating the Plan; 10. Franklin's Social Circles; 11. Jefferson's First Nine Months in Paris; 12. Notes on Virginia; 13. Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis; 14. Cabanis' Program; 15. Jefferson's Transformation; 16. Jefferson as a Progressive Theorist; 17. Jefferson's Later Political Initiatives
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""Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Background Notes"" is a self-contained collection of seventeen essays. Author James Thompson envisioned it originally as a supplement for his earlier book, ""Thomas Jefferson's Enlightenment - Paris 1785."" Readers will find in these detailed ""background notes"" a feast of little known facts, seldom noted events, and forgotten relationships. As they peer into historical nooks and crannies that only the author seems to know about, they will develop a new insight into the circumspect political loner who drafted the Declaration of Independence alone in his Ph.

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