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Democracy's muse : how Thomas Jefferson became an FDR liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party fanatic, all the while being dead

Author: Andrew Burstein
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Burstein
ISBN: 9780813937229 0813937221
OCLC Number: 893452421
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Eternal hostility against every form of tyranny": Nineteen forty-three --
"His mind liberal and accommodating": When John F. Kennedy dined in company --
"We confide in our own strength": The Reagan revolution(ary) --
"The boisterous ocean of political passions": Jefferson since William Jefferson Clinton --
"Misery enough, but no poetry": Race and the remaking of a symbol --
"Abortion to their hopes": Jefferson versus religious authority --
"History becomes fable": Yesterday's future --
Appendix: Excerpts from President Regan's Address at the University of Virginia, December 16, 1988.
Responsibility: Andrew Burstein.

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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 vigour. So, who owns Jefferson?  Read more...

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