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Wagoner, Jennings L.
Jefferson and education.
[Charlottesville, Va.] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation ; Chapel Hill, N.C. : Distributed by The University of North Carolina Press, 2004
|Named Person:||Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jennings L Wagoner
|Notes:||Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Begins with an overview of Jefferson's learning experiences, from his tutoring and schooling in Albemarle County through his years at the College of William and Mary. Goes on to explore his efforts to support publicly supported education, beginning in Virginia with the first bill he introduced promoting "the more general diffusion of knowledge," and continuing with national initiatives, including the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Concludes with what Jefferson called "the hobby of his old age" - the establishment of the University of Virginia, where designed the buildings, selected the faculty, planned the curriculum, and served as first rector.
Preface / by William G. Bowen -- Prologue -- ch. 1. The education of a planter -- ch. 2. Enlightenment and the progress of mankind -- ch. 3. The education of Republican citizens -- ch. 4. Education and the continuing American Revolution -- ch. 5. Education for defense and expansion: West Point and the national university idea -- ch. 6. Retirement and the revival of educational plans for Virginia -- ch. 7. Toward the University of Virginia: from Albemarle academy to central college -- ch. 8. Bricks, mortar, and the politics of education: from central college to the University of Virginia -- ch. 9. Jefferson's "last act of usefulness": the founding of the University of Virginia -- ch. 10. Jefferson's educational legacy.
|Description:||168 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface / William G. Bowen --
The Education of a Planter --
Enlightenment and the Progress of Mankind --
The Education of Republican Citizens --
Education and the Continuing American Revolution --
Education for Defense and Expansion: West Point and the National University Idea --
Retirement and Revival of Educational Plans for Virginia --
Toward the Establishment of the University of Virginia: From Albemarle Academy to Central College --
Bricks, Mortar, and the Politics of Education: From Central College to the University of Virginia --
Jefferson's "Last Act of Usefulness": The Founding of the University of Virginia --
Jefferson's Educational Legacy.
|Series Title:||Monticello monographs series.|
|Responsibility:||by Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr. ; preface by William G. Bowen.|
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"A nice addition to the Monticello Monograph series. . . . Enhances our understanding of West Point's founding. . . . This book, the culmination of Wagoner's study, will encourage more to venture
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