Jefferson the Virginian -

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 30, 1948 - Biography & Autobiography - 484 pages
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The third volume in a multi-volume biography details Jefferson's career as Secretary of State and closes upon his election to the Presidency in 1801
 

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Review: Jefferson the Virginian (Jefferson and His Time #1)

User Review  - Dianne Oliver - Goodreads

Rather comprehensive. I cannot imagine that this is one of six volumes as it covers his early life all the way through the age of 41. Dumas makes no apologies for the life of this great statesman ... Read full review

Review: Jefferson the Virginian (Jefferson and His Time #1)

User Review  - Roxanne Russell - Goodreads

This is the first of six volumes by Dumas Malone in the Jefferson and His Time series- winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for History. It is one thing to have known in the abstract that the American ... Read full review

Contents

Jeffersons and Randolphs 16791745
3
The Services of Peter Jefferson 17461757
21
THE ROAD TO ENLIGHTENMENT
35
Schooldays in Albemarle 17571760
37
At the College 17601762
49
Introduction to the Law 1762
62
The School of Manners 17621765
75
Listening at the Capitol 17651766
88
Slavery and Crime
261
Church and School
274
The Amenities of War 17771779
286
THE ORDEAL OF A WAR GOVERNOR
299
The Limitations of Executive Power
301
The Frustrations of a War Governor 17791780
314
The Menace of Invasion 17801781
330
Exit His Excellency
352

Disciple of Enlightenment
98
THE BUSINESS OF LIFE
106
The Young Lawyer 17671771
113
Among the Burgesses 17691771
128
Beginning at Alonticello 17691772
143
Attaining Domestic Felicity 17721774
153
REVOLTING AGAINST AN EMPIRE
167
The Growth of a Political Mind
169
Championing Colonial Rights 17741775
180
A Patriot Goes to Philadelphia 1775
197
Herald of Freedom 1776
215
LIBERALIZING A COMMONWEALTH
234
Framing a Government 1776
235
Freeing the Land 17761779 247
247
STARTING AGAIN
371
A Philosopher Surveys His Country
373
Tragedy and a False Start 17821783
390
An End and a Beginning 17831784
403
390
405
APPENDICES
425
Genealogy
426
The Jefferson Estate
435
The Walker Affair 17681809
447
Acknowledgments
452
List of Symbols and Short Titles Most Frequently Used in Footnotes
455
Select Critical Bibliography
457
Index
471
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About the author (1948)

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.

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