In the hands of the people : Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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In the hands of the people : Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship

Author: Thomas Jefferson; Jon Meacham; John A Ragosta; Annette Gordon-Reed; Thomas Jefferson Foundation,
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens, in both the government's responsibilities to its people and also the people's responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating collection, a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham has gathered Jefferson's most powerful and provocative reflections on the subject, drawn from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
In the hands of the people.
New York : Random House, [2020]
(DLC) 2020001665
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Jefferson; Jon Meacham; John A Ragosta; Annette Gordon-Reed; Thomas Jefferson Foundation,
ISBN: 9780593229316 0593229312
OCLC Number: 1136965736
Description: xxi, 98 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: to enlighten the people --
The ongoing quest for equality --
The right-and responsibility-to vote --
The vitality of a free press --
Faith and freedom --
The role of education --
Reflective patriotism versus reflexive partisanship --
The art and science of compromise --
Wealth and its disparities --
The question of immigration --
Threats to the republic --
The utility of hope --
Perspectives on Jefferson --
Other presidents on Jefferson and Jeffersonian America.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Jon Meacham ; afterword by Annette Gordon-Reed ; John A. Ragosta, associate editor ; a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.

Abstract:

"Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens, in both the government's responsibilities to its people and also the people's responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating collection, a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham has gathered Jefferson's most powerful and provocative reflections on the subject, drawn from public speeches and documents as well as his private correspondence. Still relevant centuries later, Jefferson's words provide a manual for U.S. citizenship in the twenty-first century. His thoughts will re-shape and revitalize the way readers relate to concepts including Freedom: "Divided we stand, united we fall." The importance of a free press:"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Public education: "Enlighten the public generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." Participation in government: A citizen should be "a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day.""--

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