Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation : A Biography

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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into more

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  • Paperback | 1088 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 53.34mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Oxf Univ PR Pbk.
  • frontispiece, plates
  • 0195019091
  • 9780195019094

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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense-in the sense of shadow and substance-may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former more

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Covers Jefferson's entire life with remarkable thoroughness. * New York Review of Books *show more

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