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Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy

Author: Francis D Cogliano
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2006
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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This first major study of Thomas Jefferson's reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and history - both as something Jefferson made and something that he sought to shape. Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he deliberately sought to influence history's judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biografie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Cogliano, Francis D., 1964
Thomas Jefferson
Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006
IX, 276 S.
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis D Cogliano
ISBN: 9780748636624 0748636625 9780748624997 0748624996
OCLC Number: 967389810
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the estimation of the world --
History --
The Revolution --
Jefferson's papers --
Monticello --
Jefferson's epitaph --
Sally Hemings --
Slavery --
America and the world --
Conclusion : 'Jefferson survives'.
Responsibility: Francis D. Cogliano.

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