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Thomas Jefferson, a modern Prometheus

Author: Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Thomas Jefferson: A Modern Prometheus, Wilson Jeremiah Moses provides a critical assessment of Thomas Jefferson and the Jeffersonian influence. Scholars of American history have long debated the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. However, Moses deviates from other interpretations by positioning himself within an older, 'Federalist' historiographic tradition, offering vigorous and insightful commentary on Jefferson, the  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson Jeremiah Moses
ISBN: 9781108470964 1108470963
OCLC Number: 1076371588
Description: xxi, 500 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Lincoln and historiography --
Let our workshops remain at Monticello --
Life, liberty, property, and peace --
What is genius? "Openness, brilliance, and leadership" --
A Renaissance man in the age of the Enlightenment --
Baconism and natural science --
Anthropology and ethnic cleansing: white "rubbish" blacks, and Indians --
Education, religion, and social control --
Women and the count of Monticello --
Debt, deference and consumption --
Defining the presidency.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: Wilson Jeremiah Moses, Pennsylvania State University.

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This book takes an original, sweeping approach to understanding Thomas Jefferson and the Jeffersonian legacy. Through a close examination of Jefferson's character and behavior in both his public and  Read more...

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