"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

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Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom, even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government. The authors team up to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Tracing Jefferson's development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the "empire" of Jefferson's imagination--his expansive state of mind born of the intellectual influences and life experiences that led him into public life as a modern avatar of the enlightenment, who often likened himself to an ancient figure--"the most blessed of the patriarchs."
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780871404428
0871404427
Branch Call Number: 921 JEFFERSON, THOMAS
Characteristics: xxv, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Onuf, Peter S. - Author

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Jul 16, 2016

Good book for a junior high student, maybe even a sharp 6th grader. Nothing new to see here, just a different version.

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