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Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy

Author: Francis D Cogliano
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Series: Jeffersonian America.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Francis Cogliano looks at both the impact Thomas Jefferson had on his historical moment and the considerable lengths to which he went to secure his legacy. Beginning by locating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, Cogliano then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would be written. The second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis D Cogliano
ISBN: 081392619X 9780813926193
OCLC Number: 67240526
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Looks at both the impact Thomas Jefferson had on his historical moment and the considerable lengths to which he went to secure his legacy. The first half begins by locating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times -- which he thought crucial to the success of the republican experiment -- would be written. The second half reflects on the mixed results, from his time to the present, of Jefferson's efforts to shape historical writing, through careful preservation of most of his personal and public papers, and through the institutions he left behind: his home, Monticello, and the University of Virginia.
Introduction : the estimation of the world -- History -- The Revolution -- Jefferson's papers -- Monticello -- Jefferson's epitaph -- Sally Hemings -- Slavery -- America and the world -- Conclusion : Jefferson survives.
Description: ix, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the estimation of the world --
History --
The Revolution --
Jefferson's papers --
Monticello --
Jefferson's epitaph --
Sally Hemings --
Slavery --
America and the world --
Conclusion : Jefferson survives.
Series Title: Jeffersonian America.
Responsibility: Francis D. Cogliano.
Local System Bib Number:
17545

Abstract:

"In this book, Francis Cogliano looks at both the impact Thomas Jefferson had on his historical moment and the considerable lengths to which he went to secure his legacy. Beginning by locating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, Cogliano then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would be written. The second half of the book reflects on the mixed results, from his time to the present, of Jefferson's efforts to shape historical writing, through his careful preservation of most of his personal and public papers, and through the institutions he left behind: his home, Monticello, and the University of Virginia."--Jacket.
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