The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Volume 3 : Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third United States President (1801-9) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. An advocate of republicanism, he envisioned America as an 'Empire of Liberty' that would strive to promote freedom around the world. First published in 1853-4, this nine-volume edition of Jefferson's writings shows the breadth of his intellectual and political interests. His autobiography, letters, diaries and political memoranda reflect a life lived at the centre of pivotal events, including the French and American Revolutions, and the founding of a new nation. Through them we discover his contribution to the pursuit of world peace, the evolving relationships between the United States and the European powers, and the development of the American constitution and judicial system. Volume 3 contains the remainder of the letters written during his mission to Europe in 1784-9, and continues with correspondence from the United States.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Mar 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Book II. Part II continued. Letters Written While in Europe (1784-90); Part III. Letters Written after his Return to the United States Down to the Time of his Death (1790-1826); Index.