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The mind of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Peter S Onuf
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our nation's founding fathers. Challenging current attempts to appropriate Jefferson to serve all manner of contemporary political agendas, Onuf argues that historians must look at Jefferson's language and life within the context of his own place and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Onuf, Peter S.
Mind of Thomas Jefferson.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608320534
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Onuf
ISBN: 0813925789 9780813925783 0813926114 9780813926117
OCLC Number: 68624053
Description: x, 281 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Making sense of Jefferson --
American synecdoche : Thomas Jefferson as image, icon, character, and self (with Jan Ellen Lewis) --
A declaration of independence for diplomatic historians --
Thomas Jefferson, federalist --
The revolution of 1803 --
Thomas Jefferson and the expanding union --
The Louisiana Purchase and American federalism --
Jefferson's religion : priestcraft, enlightenment, and the republican revolution --
Liberty to learn --
Thomas Jefferson's military academy : a summary view --
Thomas Jefferson, race, and national identity --
Every generation is an "independant nation" : colonization, miscegenation, and the fate of Jefferson's children --
Jefferson, morality, and the problem of slavery (with Ari Helo).
Responsibility: Peter S. Onuf.
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