Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty -

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St. Martin's Press, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 545 pages
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The third volume in Dumas Malone's distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson's life. It includes the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state; his retirement to Monticello; his assuption of the leadership of the opposition party; and the crisis during the half-war with France when the existence of political opposition was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled.
 

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Contents

The Secretary of State Carries On
3
The Giles Resolutions
14
THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NEUTRALITY
37
The Two Republics 17921793
39
Peaceful Intentions in a World of War
55
Fair Neutrality in Theory and Practice
68
Citizen Genet
90
The Downfall of Genet
114
A Noble Spirit of Building
221
Monticello in Transition 17931800
232
ington
261
The Election of 1796
273
Status of the Vice President 17971798
295
A Desperate Holding Operation 1798
359
The Alien and Sedition
380
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
395

Politics and Yellow Fever
132
End of a Tour of Duty
145
RURAL INTERLUDE
165
Escape to Domesticity
167
Political Bystander 17941795
180
The Ardent Farmer 17941797
194
Slaves Plows and Nails
207
The Aftermath of Protest 17991800
410
Adams vs the High Federalists
425
Personal and Parliamentary 1800
442
Acknowledgments
507
Select Critical Bibliography
513
Long Notes
527
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About the author (1962)

At the time of his death late in 1986, Dumas Malone was acknowledged as the greatest scholar ever to study and write a biography of Thomas Jefferson. Born in Mississippi, educated at Emory and Yale, and a Marine Corps veteran of World War I, Malone was editor-in-chief of the scholarly"Dictionary of American Biography" and wrote a 15,000-word life of Jefferson as part of his editorial duties. From that first scholarly interest, Malone went on to write (between 1948 and 1981) a six-volume work, "Jefferson and His Time", that will long stand as the definitive biography of our third president.