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Thomas Jefferson and the American ideal

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Traces the life and achievements of the Virginian who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States.

Statementby Russell Shorto ; illustrations by Gary Gianni.
SeriesHenry Steele Commager"s Americans
ContributionsGianni, Gary, ill.
LC ClassificationsE332.79 .S56 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 162 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2390183M
ISBN 100812039181
LC Control Number87019454

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Thomas Jefferson and the American ideal. [Russell Shorto; Gary Gianni] -- Traces the life and achievements of the Virginian who wrote the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States.

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This book is one of my nine-year-old's favorite books out of a huge book collection. Thomas Jefferson was a fascinating person and a great role model for learning. He was a scientist, farmer, inventor, writer of the Declaration of Independence, president, governor, diplomat, founder of the University of Virginia, advocate of public education, etc.5/5(1).

Jon Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Andrew Jackson, American is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, American Gospel, and Franklin and m, who teaches at Vanderbilt University and at The University of the South, is a fellow of the Society of American Historians/5().

"In this important book Brian Steele interrogates the origins of Thomas Jefferson's thinking about the meaning and purpose of the United States. Steele delineates how Jefferson crafted an ideal of American nationhood through his politics as well as his study of the history and sociology of the new nation.

He does so with verve and : $   Buy a cheap copy of Thomas Jefferson and the American Ideal book by Russell Shorto. Written and illustrated under the direction of the distinguished historian Henry Steele Commager, this biography of the third president will inspire young readers Free shipping over $/5(1).

In the various public offices he held, Jefferson sought to establish a federal government of limited powers.

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His actions as the first secretary of state, vice president, leader of the first political opposition party, and third president of the United States were crucial in shaping the look of the nation's capital and defining the powers of the Constitution and the nature of the emerging republic.

In Thomas Jefferson’s book, Note on the State of Virginia, he argued for the United Stated to be founded on an agrarian ideology. In the excerpt we read for class today, Jefferson called for an American economy built on agriculture and to “let the work-shops” remain in Europe” (Jefferson, 18).

Completed inthe Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands in Washington D.C. as a testament to one of the great American political philosophers. Jefferson's thinking, however, was not merely celebratory, for he saw two dangerous threats to his ideal agrarian democracy.

Kevin R.C. Gutzman opens his new book, “Thomas Jefferson— Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America,” with the assertion that.

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Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Thomas Jefferson and the American Ideal (Profiles of () by Shorto, Russell.3/5(5). In JanuaryThomas Jefferson—the American minister plenipotentiary in Paris—wrote several letters back home, asking his correspondents to. Jefferson held a number of political positions during and after the war including U.S.

Minister to France, Governor of Virginia, the first Secretary of State under George Washington, and Vice President under John Adams. Thomas Jefferson's Presidency Jefferson became the third President of the United States on March 4, On New Year’s Day,Thomas Jefferson was married to Mrs. Martha Wayles Skelton, a beautiful, childless young widow.

Their life together was a most happy one; Jefferson was an ideal husband and father, and his wife was “one of the truest wives with which any man was ever blessed of heaven.” She died just after the close of the Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson audiobook, by Jon Meacham Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power was written by Jon Meacham, also the author of American Lion, and Franklin and Winston. Thomas Jefferson, a man of contradictions, was both thirsty for power and hungry for progress.

A philosopher and a politician, we see in this vivid portrait, the political 4/5. Thomas Jefferson stands as an infallible oracle to today's society.

Both ends of the political spectrum quote him as evidence for their causes. While Jefferson's words seem to have credence for contemporary events, it must be remembered that he wrote them for the eighteenth century.

As Joseph Ellis so eloquently stated in his book the American. Thomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biographers and the Battle for History edited by Robert M. McDonald. (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, ) Robert M.

McDonald’s previous book, Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time, portrays the Virginian as a multifaceted character who is extraordinarily difficult to understand.9/ Review.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, November As multifaceted a character as has ever been seen in American history (not to mention politics), Thomas Jefferson was perhaps the ideal leader for the young nation still struggling with external threats and its own identity: a to-the-core individualist and visionary who both embodied and reconciled the contradictions of individualism and 4/5(K).

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. 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.

Praise for Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings “The most revolutionary reimagining of Jefferson’s life everwhat a dazzling experience this book is for the intrepid reader O’Connor’s deeply humane treatment of Sally, whose actual thoughts will never be known.

Thomas Jefferson served as the American Minister to France from to late inand thus witnessed the last crisis of the ancien : Conor Cruise O'brien. 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. Reflections on the Jeffersonian Ideal of an Agrarian Democracy and the culture would be the heart and soul of American democracy.1 Jefferson could not have visualized the present-day realities of THOMAS jEFFERSON's FARM BooK (Edwin M.

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Thomas Jefferson owned plantations and held property in human beings his entire adult life. Becoming a slaveholder for the first time at age twenty-one, when he was still a subject of the British Empire, Jefferson inherited 30 enslaved people from his father, the British provincial surveyor and tobacco planter Peter Jefferson, in   Book review: Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America by Kevin R.

Gutzman (St. Martin’s Press, ) [BUY NOW ON AMAZON]Few of the nation’s founding figures are as debated and controversial as Thomas Jefferson, the early American political figure chiefly remembered for penning the Declaration of Independence and the Louisiana Purchase.9/ This adaptation, ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, is an excellent example of informational writing and reflects Meacham’s extensive research using primary source material.

Praise for Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher. “This marks a wholesale shift in our understanding of the community’s history,” said Jalane Schmidt, a professor at the University of Virginia who is working to eliminate the founders from American history.

“To take Thomas Jefferson’s birthday off the calendar and add this is .The New York Times Book Review; The Washington Post; and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the new nation—lay in the.

Thomas Jefferson and the long history of defending Muslims’ rights. “In the formation of the American ideal and principles of what we consider to be exceptional American values, Muslims.