9780195181302

Thomas Jefferson

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195181302

  • ISBN10:

    0195181301

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/15/2005
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

In this definitive short biography, Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into an insightful, evenhanded account illuminating Jefferson's central place in the American Enlightenment. Book jacket.

Author Biography


R. B. Bernstein is Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York Law School and director of online operations at Heights Books, Inc. The author or editor of eighteen books on American constitutional history, including Are We to Be a Nation? and Amending America (both nominees for the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Parkman Prizes), he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 A Young Gentleman of Virginia (1743-1774)
1(14)
2 "We hold these truths..." (1763-1776)
15(21)
3 The Hard Work of Revolution (1776-1784)
36(19)
4 "Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!" (1784-1789)
55(26)
5 "The parties styled republican and federal" (1789-1793)
81(24)
6 Touching Earth (1794-1797)
105(12)
7 "The reign of witches" (1797-1801)
117(18)
8 "We are all republicans, we are all federalists" (1801-1805)
135(23)
9 "A splendid misery" (1805-1809)
158(12)
10 Enthusiasm and Anguish (1809-1826) 170(21)
Epilogue: "Take care of me when dead..." 191(8)
Notes 199(30)
Chronology 229(6)
Bibliographical Essay 235(9)
Index 244

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