Jeffersonian Legacies

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Peter S. Onuf
University of Virginia Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 478 pages
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On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and still for ours. Jeffersonian Legacies reconstructs the worlds Thomas Jefferson created for himself and envisioned for his countrymen.

The authors consider Jefferson's career as a slave owner, his ambiguous and controversial testimony on the institution of slavery, and his significance for the civil rights movement and contemporary race relations. Jeffersonian Legacies provides the next generation of students, scholars, and citizens a better understanding not only of Jefferson in his own world but also his influence in the shaping of ours.

  

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Contents

Jefferson and His Complex Legacy
1
The Religious Pilgrimage of Thomas Jefferson
19
Jefferson and the Republic of Letters
50
The First Monticello
77
The Intellectual Reconstruction of Virginia
225
The Earth Belongs in Usufruct to the Living
281
Thomas Jefferson and the American Democratic
316
Jeffersons Union and the Problem
340
Jefferson and an American Foreign Policy
370
GORDON S WOOD
395
MERRILL D PETERSON
457
Contributors
465
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Peter S. Onuf, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, is the author of The Origins of the Federal Republic and other works on the history of Revolutionary America.