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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

A Biography (Galaxy Books)

by Merrill D. Peterson

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages89
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ISBN 100195019091
ISBN 109780195019094


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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense-in the sense of shadow and substance-may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former work. Read more. Product details. Series: Galaxy Books (Book ) Paperback: pages; Publisher: Oxford Cited by:   Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation by Merrill Peterson was published in and is considered by many to be the best, and most complete, single-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Peterson, who died in at the age of 88, was a prolific author, having written about Woodrow Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, among others/5. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense--in the sense of shadow and substance--may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former work.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography (Galaxy Books)/5(29). The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development.

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Spine of Notes on the State of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson and Books. Contributed by Endrina Tay "I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson declared in a letter to John Adams on J To the man who had authored the Declaration of Independence and the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom and founded the University of Virginia, books and reading were "a necessary of.

Merrill Peterson’s “Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation,” published inwas written while Malone was about halfway through his series on Jefferson. In no other single-volume biography of any of our first three presidents can a reader find a more comprehensive book, chock-a-block with such an impressive level of relevant detail.

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation A Biography Merrill D. Peterson. A definitive biography of Jefferson, this book explores the dominant themes of his career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and reveals his powerful role in shaping America.

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As he worked, Thomas Jefferson pasted his selections—each in a variety of ancient and modern languages that reflected his vast learning—into the book in neat columns.

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Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity - and the genius of the new nation - lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and.

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Thomas Jefferson (), a statesman, Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president, was a leading figure in. Throughout his life, books were vital to Thomas Jefferson's education and well-being.

By when the British burned the nation's Capitol and the Library of Congress, Jefferson had acquired the largest personal collection of books in the United States. Jefferson offered to sell his library to Congress as a replacement for the collection destroyed by the British during the War of The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3: June to Septemberwill be forthcoming.

escalation in the conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to determine the future course of the new American nation is the main theme of this volume.

This work is a new edition of Thomas Jefferson's. Jefferson's experience with the yellow fever epidemic of reinforced his dislike of cities and shaped a radical plan for the development of a.

On Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation by Merrill D. Peterson American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph Ellis The Sage of Monticello by Dumas Malone Thomas Jefferson: The Strange Case of Mistaken Identity by Alf J.

Mapp Thomas Jefferson by Albert J. Nock Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn Brodie. Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B.

Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as leader of "a revolution of ideas that would make the Reviews: 1.

Thomas Jefferson was born into the planter class of a "slave society," as defined by the historian Ira Berlin, in which slavery was the main means of labor production and elite slavemasters were the ruling class. He was the son of Peter Jefferson, a prominent slaveholder and land speculator in Virginia, and Jane Randolph, granddaughter of English and Scots gentry.

Fawn Brodie’s book does the most with his early life. Her theme is to explore the intimate family Jefferson. i recommend the first volume of Dumas Malone’s six volume set on the early Jefferson as a student and emerging leading Virginian.

Merrill. He continues to be the subject of countless books, the definitive biographies being Dumas Malone's six volume "Jefferson and His Time" ( thru ) and Merrill Peterson's "Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation" (). His tombstone is a replacement, the original having been destroyed by souvenir hunters.

And like any farmer imagining the harvest of a newly tilled field, Thomas envisioned a nation of farmers. But one weed threatened Thomas’s vision.” Said weed is Count Buffon, a Frenchman whose disparaging lies about the New World eventually resulted in Jefferson’s arranging for the man to.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.

Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could /5(). The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 8: February to Octoberwill be forthcoming.

Read More View Book Add to Cart; The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6: May to March Thomas Jefferson. The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6: May to Marchwill be. Thomas Jefferson's involvement with and support of education is best known through his founding of the University of Virginia, which he established in as a secular institution after he left the presidency of the United son believed that libraries and books were so integral to individual and institutional education that he designed the university around its : April 13 [O.S.

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Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Rating: % positive. Thomas Jefferson envisioned the University of Virginia as a vast resource for improving the American mind and governing the state and the nation.

In this letter to an English reformer and historian, Jefferson boldly states: “this institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. If you want to read an excellent, thick book on Jefferson, buy Merrill Peterson's classic "Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation." But if you want an excellent, concise book on Jefferson, buy this superb book.

Thomas Jefferson had a profound role in the America Revolution, especially his enlightened ideas.5/5(5). Read "Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation A Biography" by Merrill D. Peterson available from Rakuten Kobo. The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his promi Brand: Oxford University Press.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously.

Such is the art of power. About Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St.

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Thomas Jefferson was a passionate student of architecture whose designs are among the most influential in the early history of the United States.

As a student at the College of William and Mary he purchased his first book on the subject and later assembled one of the largest libraries on architecture in America. Jefferson served as Vice President under John Adams, and he was elected the third president of the United States in Throughout his years in service to the nation, he maintained a keen interest in new technology.

He created a new mould board, the front part of a plow that lifts and turns sod, which was more efficient than earlier models.The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, Together with a Summary of the Chief Events in Jefferson's Life By Thomas Jefferson; Paul Leicester Ford University of Pennsylvania Press, I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation Bruce Chadwick, Author.

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