Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty

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University of Virginia Press, Apr 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 545 pages
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Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

Volume 3. Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty

Beginning with Jefferson’s final year of service as secretary of state in Washington’s cabinet, this volume takes on one of the most significant and controversial years in Jefferson’s life and indeed in modern Western history, while also exploring Jefferson’s retirement to Monticello, his decision to lead the opposition party, and his own election as president in 1801.

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Contents

The Secretary of State Carries On
3
The Giles Resolutions
14
HI The Two Republics 17921793
39
Copyright

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Dumas Malone, 1892–1986, spent thirty-eight years researching and writing Jefferson and His Time. In 1975 he received the Pulitzer Prize in history for the first five volumes. From 1923 to 1929 he taught at the University of Virginia; he left there to join the Dictionary of American Biography, bringing that work to completion as editor-in-chief. Subsequently, he served for seven years as director of the Harvard University Press. After serving on the faculties of Yale and Columbia, Malone retired to the University of Virginia in 1959 as the Jefferson Foundation Professor of History, a position he held until his retirement in 1962. He remained at the university as biographer-in-residence and finished his Jefferson biography at the University of Virginia, where it was begun.

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