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Burstein, Andrew

Works: 43 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 12,861 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical television programs  History  Biographies  Terminology  Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Andrew Burstein
Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello by Andrew Burstein( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
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
The passions of Andrew Jackson by Andrew Burstein( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
"What transformed a frontier bully into the seventh president of the United States? A southerner obsessed with personal honor who threatened his enemies with duels to the death, a passionate man who fled to Spanish Mississippi with the love of his life before she was divorced, Andrew Jackson of Tennessee left a vast personal correspondence detailing his stormy relationship with the world of early America. He helped shape the American personality, yet he remains largely unknown to most modern readers. Now historian Andrew Burstein (The Inner Jefferson, America's Jubilee) brings back Jackson with all his audacity and hot-tempered rhetoric." "Burstein gives us our first major reevaluation of Jackson's life in a generation. Unlike the extant biographies, Burstein examines Jackson's close relationships, discovering how the candidate advanced his political chances through a network of army friends - some famous, like Sam Houston, who became a hero himself; others, equally important, who have been lost to history until now. Yet due to his famous temper, Jackson ultimately lost his closest confidants to the opposition party." "The Passions of Andrew Jackson includes a fresh interpretation of Jackson's role in the Aaron Burr conspiracy and offers a more intimate view of the backcountry conditions and political setting that shaped the Tennessean's controversial understanding of democracy. This is the dynamic story of a larger-than-life American brought down to his authentic earthiness and thoughtfully demythologized. In a provocative conclusion, Burstein relates Jackson to the presidents with whom he was and still is often compared, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson."--Jacket
Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper and noble gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowing James Madison's judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book, both leaders are seen as men of their times, ruthless and hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years
America's jubilee by Andrew Burstein( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
"On July 4, 1826, the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday with parades and speeches across the country. But what ultimately sanctified the national jubilee in the minds of the celebrants was an extraordinary coincidence: the nearly simultaneous deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the last pillars of the original republic, already venerated as legends in their own time. It was a watershed in the nation's history, a bright moment when the successors to the Revolutionary dream examined their own lives as they took inspiration from and found nostalgia in the accomplishments of the founders." "In this book, the distinguished historian Andrew Burstein explores what it was to be an American in 1826. Drawing on private diaries and letters, daily newspapers, and long-buried publications, he shows us the personal lives behind the pageantry and reveals an acutely self-conscious nation - anxiously optimistic about its future, eager to romanticize the Revolutionary past." "In this portrait of the United States in its jubilee year, Burstein shows how 1826 marked an unforgettable time in the republic's history, when a generation embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to enlarge its role in America's story."--Jacket
The original knickerbocker : the life of Washington Irving by Andrew Burstein( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
With a historianʼs eye for scope and significance, Burstein situates this literary giant in a dynamic political world. Irving matured in the age of Jefferson and lived nearly until the Civil War. The weight of his personality is hard to overstate: while publicly parodying Jefferson, he interacted with such influential, albeit poorly understood figures as Aaron Burr, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, as well as the writers Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Burstein has managed to recapture the lost legacy of one of our nationʼs most outsized literary talents, revealing key sources of modern American culture. Irving was an American original and a citizen of the world. By showing Irving as a leading architect of the American personality Burstein has managed to reinvigorate the legacy of one our nationʼs most outsized literary talents as well as to help us better understand the country we live in. Also includes information on John Jacob Astor, Henry Brevoort, William Cullen Bryant, Lord Byron, DeWitt Clinton, Fitz-Greene Halleck, A History of New York, Indians, Ebenezer Irving, Peter Irving, Pierre Munro Irving, William Irving, Jr., Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Moore, John Murray II, James Kirke Paulding, Salmagundi, Sir Walter Scott, The Sketch Book, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, etc
Sentimental democracy : the evolution of America's romantic self-image by Andrew Burstein( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Mortal remains : death in early America by Nancy Isenberg( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 libraries worldwide
"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860."-Choice
Democracy's muse : how Thomas Jefferson became an FDR liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party fanatic, all the while being dead by Andrew Burstein( Book )
3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
In political speech, Thomas Jefferson is the eternal flame. No other member of the founding generation has served the agendas of both Left and Right with greater vigor. When Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the iconic Jefferson Memorial on the founder's two hundredth birthday, in 1943, he declared the triumph of liberal humanism. Harry Truman claimed Jefferson as his favorite president, too. And yet Ronald Reagan was as great a Jefferson admirer as any Democrat. He had a go-to file of Jefferson's sayings and enshrined him as a small-government conservative. So, who owns Jefferson -- the Left or the Right? The third president has had a tortuous afterlife, and he remains a fixture in today's culture wars. Pained by Jefferson's slaveholding, Democrats still regard him highly. Until recently he was widely considered by many African Americans to be an early abolitionist. Libertarians adore him for his inflexible individualism, and although he formulated the doctrine of separation of church and state, Christian activists have found intense religiosity between the lines in his pronouncements. Andrew Burstein lays out the case for both "Democrat" and "Republican" Jefferson as he interrogates the founder who has inspired perhaps the strongest popular emotions. In this book, Burstein shares insights about politicized Americans and their misappropriations of the past, including the concoction of a "Jeffersonian" stance on issues that Jefferson himself could never have imagined
Letters from the head and heart : writings of Thomas Jefferson by Andrew Burstein( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello by Andrew Burstein( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
In this moving and intimate look at the final days of our most enigmatic president, Andrew Burstein sheds new light on what Thomas Jefferson actually thought about sexuality, race, gender, and politics. Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, leaving behind a series of mysteries that captured the imaginations of historical investigators-an interest rekindled by the recent revelation that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, a woman he legally owned-yet there is still surprisingly little known about him as a man. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein focuses on Jefferson's last days to create an emotionally powerful portrait of the uncensored private citizen who was also a giant of a man. Drawing on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely, Burstein uncovers, first and foremost, how Jefferson confronted his own mortality; and in doing so, he reveals how he viewed his sexual choices. Delving into Jefferson's soul, Burstein lays bare the president's thoughts about his own legacy, his predictions for American democracy, and his feelings regarding women and religion. The result is a moving and surprising work of history that sets a new standard, post-DNA, for the next generation's reassessment of the most evocative and provocative of this country's founders
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello (Charlottsville, Va.), and answer questions called in by viewers
Life portrait of Thomas Jefferson ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello, VA, and answer questions called in by viewers
Life follows my pen : Jefferson, letter-writing and the quest for imaginative friendship by Andrew Burstein( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
An analysis of Thomas Jefferson's self-presentation as a letter-writer, this dissertation explores his deliberate use of language to convey thought and emotion. Addresses the key questions: How critical were Jefferson's friendships to his personal and political goals? How did he develop and maintain those friendships? What is the significance of changes in his letter-writing identity as he wrote to particular friends, to men vs. women, Americans vs. Europeans, older vs. younger correspondents? Argues that Jefferson looked upon friendship, sustained through letter-writing, as a moral-philosophic enterprise which could only falter if bound too closely with politics, ruptured by public disagreement. As a conscious exercise of enlightened "reason," he attempted to show sensitivity to the recipients of his letters, employing well-chosen words to evidence his sympathy with ideas that he did not always embrace himself
The papers of Thomas Jefferson : retirement series by Andrew Burstein( Article )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A Very Human Portrait by Andrew Burstein( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jefferson's second inaugural and Bush's legacy by Andrew Burstein( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jefferson's demons : portrait of a restless mind by Andrew Burstein( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jefferson in Confucian relief by Andrew Burstein( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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