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A Companion to Thomas Jefferson (Blackwell Companions to American History)

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A Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a comprehensive assessment and overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays grounded in the latest scholarship. Works from more than thirty leading scholars explore specific themes concerning the extraordinary life and times of the influential Founding Father and third U.S. President.

Jefferson’s wide range of interests and expertise, are explored, along with his lengthy and multifaceted public career. Other essays delve into elements of Jefferson's private life, including his controversial relationship with Sally Hemings. The essays also consider Jefferson and American democracy, slavery, Native Americans, and his writings such as the Summary View of the Rights of British America, The Declaration of Independence, and Notes on the State of Virginia. A Companion to Thomas Jefferson represents a comprehensive portrait of the elusive and contradictory figure who continues to hold sway in the public imagination and occupies a central place in American history.

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A Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a state-of-the-art assessment and overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays grounded in the latest scholarship.
  • Features essays by the leading scholars in the field, including Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove
  • Includes a section that considers Jefferson’s legacy
  • Explores Jefferson’s wide range of interests and expertise, and covers his public career, private life, his views on democracy, and his writings
  • Written to be accessible for the non-specialist as well as Jefferson scholars

About the Author

Francis D. Cogliano is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh. A specialist in the history of revolutionary and early national America, Cogliano is the author or editor of several books on American history, including Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy (2006) and Revolutionary America: A Political History (2000, 2009).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables x

Notes on Contributors xi

Abbreviations xvii

Introduction xix

Francis D. Cogliano

PART I JEFFERSON’S LIFE AND TIMES 1

1 Jefferson and Biography 3

Annette Gordon-Reed

2 Jefferson’s Virginia 16

Michael A. McDonnell

3 Thomas Jefferson and A Summary View of the Rights of British North America 32

Kristofer Ray

4 The Declaration of Independence 44

Robert G. Parkinson

5 “I have known”: Thomas Jefferson, Experience, and Notes on the State of Virginia 60

Peter Thompson

6 The Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom 75

John A. Ragosta

7 A Republican Reformation: Thomas Jefferson’s Civil Religion and the Separation of Church from State 91

Johann N.Neem

8 The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson 110

Iain McLean

9 Jefferson as Party Leader 128

Todd Estes

10 A Qualified Revolution: The Presidential Election of 1800 145

Joanne B. Freeman

11 The (Federalist?) Presidency of Thomas Jefferson 164

Robert M.S. McDonald

12 From “Floating Ardor” to the “Union of Sentiment”: Jefferson on the Relationship between Public Opinion and the Executive 184

Jeremy D. Bailey

13 Jefferson and International Relations 199

Leonard J. Sadosky

14 Jefferson in Retirement 218

Andrew Burstein

PART II THEMES 235

15 Thomas Jefferson and Native Americans 237

Andrew Cayton

16 Thomas Jefferson: Planter and Farmer 253

Lucia Stanton

17 Thomas Jefferson and Slavery 271

Cassandra Pybus

18 Sally Hemings 284

Catherine Kerrison

19 Thomas Jefferson and Affairs of the Heart 301

Billy L. Wayson

20 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams 318

Richard Samuelson

21 The Libraries of Thomas Jefferson 333

Kevin J. Hayes

22 Jefferson and the Law 349

David Thomas Konig

23 Thomas Jefferson, Cosmopolitanism, and the Enlightenment 364

Hannah Spahn

24 Thomas Jefferson and the Ancient World 380

Caroline Winterer

25 Jefferson and American Democracy 397

Peter S. Onuf

26 Thomas Jefferson and Constitutionalism 419

R.B. Bernstein

27 Political Economy 439

Max M. Edling

28 Jefferson and Education 457

Cameron Addis

PART III LEGACY 475

29 History, Politics, and the Self: Jefferson’s “Anas” and Autobiography 477

Matthew E. Crow

30 “For Generations to Come”: Creating the “Definitive” Jefferson Edition 491

Barbara B. Oberg and James P. McClure

31 Preservation and Education: Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation 510

Francis D. Cogliano

32 Jefferson’s Legacy: The Nation as Interpretative Community 526

Brian Steele

33 Thomas Jefferson in the Twenty-First Century 551

Jack N. Rakove

Bibliography 567

Index 595

Product Details

ISBN:
9781444330151
Author:
Cogliano, Francis D.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Cogliano, Frank
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Founding fathers, Sally Hemings, Declaration of Independence, Federalist, Continental Congress, American revolution, Jefferson
Subject:
#8217;s legacy, Democracy, Native Americans, British America
Subject:
Founding fathers, Sally Hemings, Declaration of Independence, Federalist, Continental Congress, American revolution, Jefferson’s legacy, Democracy, Native Americans, British America
Subject:
18th Century America
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20111025
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
646
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

Related Subjects

Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America

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"Synopsis" by , A Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a state-of-the-art assessment and overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays grounded in the latest scholarship.
  • Features essays by the leading scholars in the field, including Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove
  • Includes a section that considers Jefferson’s legacy
  • Explores Jefferson’s wide range of interests and expertise, and covers his public career, private life, his views on democracy, and his writings
  • Written to be accessible for the non-specialist as well as Jefferson scholars
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