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The Resource Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein

Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein

Label
Thomas Jefferson
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
R.B. Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 world over again." In Thomas Jefferson, Bernstein offers the definitive short biography of this revered American-the first concise life in six decades. Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into a swift, insightful, evenhanded account. Here are all of Jefferson's triumphs, contradictions, and failings, from his luxurious (and debt-burdened) life as a Virginia gentleman to his passionate belief in democracy, from his tortured defense of slavery to his relationship with Sally Hemings. Jefferson was indeed multifaceted-an architect, inventor, writer, diplomat, propagandist, planter, party leader-and Bernstein explores all these roles even as he illuminates Jefferson's central place in the American enlightenment, that "revolution of ideas" that did so much to create the nation we know today. Together with the less well-remembered points in Jefferson's thinking-the nature of the Union, his vision of who was entitled to citizenship, his dread of debt (both personal and national)-they form the heart of this lively biography. In this marvel of compression and comprehension, we see Jefferson more clearly than in the massive studies of earlier generations. More important, we see, in Jefferson's visionary ideas, the birth of the nation's grand sense of purpose
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E332
LC item number
.B47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A splendid misery" (1805-1809)
  • Enthusiasm and anguish (1809-1926)
  • Epilogue:
  • "Take care of me when dead ..."
  • A young gentleman of Virginia (1743-1774)
  • "We hold these truths ..." (1763-1776)
  • The hard work of revolution (1776-1784)
  • "Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!" (1784-1789)
  • "The parties styled republican and federal" (1789-1793)
  • Touching earth (1794-1797)
  • "The reign of witches" (1797-1801)
  • "We are all republicans, we are all federalists" (1801-1805)
Control code
51854624
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195169119
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003005556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A splendid misery" (1805-1809)
  • Enthusiasm and anguish (1809-1926)
  • Epilogue:
  • "Take care of me when dead ..."
  • A young gentleman of Virginia (1743-1774)
  • "We hold these truths ..." (1763-1776)
  • The hard work of revolution (1776-1784)
  • "Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!" (1784-1789)
  • "The parties styled republican and federal" (1789-1793)
  • Touching earth (1794-1797)
  • "The reign of witches" (1797-1801)
  • "We are all republicans, we are all federalists" (1801-1805)
Control code
51854624
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195169119
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003005556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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