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Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy (Jeffersonian America)

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An exceptionally well-researched and persuasively written book that] asks who Jefferson was in new and exciting ways. This is a book that needed to be written, and, happily, is one that was undertaken by an exceedingly thorough, judicious, open-minded, and creative historian.--Andrew Burstein, University of Tulsa, author of Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello

Francis D. Cogliano's splendid book demonstrates that history is indeed an argument between past and present about the future. Offering formidable research deployed with grace and skill in the service of a powerful and well-crafted argument, this study will be essential reading. It illuminates in myriad ways the history that Jefferson made and historians' ongoing struggles to figure out what to make of Jefferson. Further, it enriches our understanding of the interactions between history and memory in American culture. It deserves a wide and enthusiastic readership, not just for the moment but for years to come.--R. B. Bernstein, New York Law School, author of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson continues to enthrall, excite, and enrage academics, students, and members of the American public. This book provides a useful study of Jefferson's construction of his own historical image, and the reconstructions of that image that have occurred over the past half-century.--Simon Newman, University of Glasgow

In Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy Francis D. Cogliano looks at both the impact Jefferson had on his historical moment and the considerable lengths to which he went to secure his legacy.

Beginning by locating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, Cogliano then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times--which he thought crucial to the success of the republican experiment--would be written. The second half of the book reflects on the mixed results, from his time to the present, of Jefferson's efforts to shape historical writing, through his careful preservation of most of his personal and public papers, and through the institutions he left behind: his home, Monticello, and the University of Virginia. Engaging with recent scholarship's attention toward Jefferson's views on race, class, and gender, Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy is a must-read for anyone interested in Jefferson in his own time or the legacy he worked so hard to create.

Francis D. Cogliano is a Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History.

Jeffersonian America

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In his probing new study, Francis Cogliano focuses on ThomasJefferson's relation to history, both as the context in which he lived, and assomething he made considerable, and conscious, efforts to influence. He was acutelyaware that he would be judged by posterity, and he believed that the fate of therepublican experiment depended to a large extent on how it was rendered byhistorians.The first half of the book situates Jefferson's ideas about historywithin the context of eighteenth-century historical thought. It then considers theefforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would bewritten: through the careful preservation of most of his personal and public papers, and through the institutions he left behind, including his home, Monticello, and theUniversity of Virginia. The second half of the book considers the results ofJefferson's efforts to shape historical writings about himself and his period, whichhave issued forth in an unbroken stream from his day to our own. Although Jeffersonseemed to have achieved apotheosis in the years following World War II, his riseabove controversy was short-lived. Earlier political questions were replaced byarguments over race, class, and gender, and recent scholarship has criticizedJefferson's attitudes and actions with regard to civil liberties, Native Americans, slaves, and women, not least in the context of debates surrounding his relationshipwith his slave, Sally Hemings. Our complex feelings about Jefferson's relation tothese issues are a reflection of the man who helped engineer their place in ourhistorical discourse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813927336
Author:
Cogliano, Francis D.
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Author:
Cogliano, Francis
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Series:
Jeffersonian America
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9.49x6.17x.70 in. .91 lbs.

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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Jefferson, Thomas
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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"Synopsis" by , In his probing new study, Francis Cogliano focuses on ThomasJefferson's relation to history, both as the context in which he lived, and assomething he made considerable, and conscious, efforts to influence. He was acutelyaware that he would be judged by posterity, and he believed that the fate of therepublican experiment depended to a large extent on how it was rendered byhistorians.The first half of the book situates Jefferson's ideas about historywithin the context of eighteenth-century historical thought. It then considers theefforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would bewritten: through the careful preservation of most of his personal and public papers, and through the institutions he left behind, including his home, Monticello, and theUniversity of Virginia. The second half of the book considers the results ofJefferson's efforts to shape historical writings about himself and his period, whichhave issued forth in an unbroken stream from his day to our own. Although Jeffersonseemed to have achieved apotheosis in the years following World War II, his riseabove controversy was short-lived. Earlier political questions were replaced byarguments over race, class, and gender, and recent scholarship has criticizedJefferson's attitudes and actions with regard to civil liberties, Native Americans, slaves, and women, not least in the context of debates surrounding his relationshipwith his slave, Sally Hemings. Our complex feelings about Jefferson's relation tothese issues are a reflection of the man who helped engineer their place in ourhistorical discourse.
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