American Sphinx

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 0375727469
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Jefferson

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : UOM:39015048867561
Genre : History
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Written to accompany the Library of Congress bicentennial exhibition, this lively biography of Thomas Jefferson explores the private and public life of the former president and author of Declaration of Independence, candidly confronting the conflicts between his ideals and his lifestyle. 25,000 first printing.
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Writing The Declaration Of Independence

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 9781101971406
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A colorful, enlightening account of how Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the road to July 4: a selection from Joseph J. Ellis’s American Sphinx, winner of the National Book Award. How did the newest and youngest member of Virginia’s delegation to the Constitutional Congress come to write the founding document of the American project? In “Writing the Declaration of Independence,” Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis outlines the life of the document and the road to its adoption on July 4. From Jefferson’s arrival in Philadelphia in 1775 in an ornate carriage along with four horses and three slaves, to a fascinating guided tour of the drafts and discussions (including the importance of a good speaking voice, the theatricality of Patrick Henry, and Jefferson’s tortured, ultimately discarded section blaming the king for American slavery), this is the true history of Independence Day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Jefferson

Author : Natalie Bober
ISBN : 0813927323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States who was also a noted inventor, architect, farmer, statesman, and educator.
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Thomas Jefferson Und Das Problem Der Sklaverei

Author : Johannes Steffens
ISBN : 9783638755115
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Amerika, Note: 1,3, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen (Seminar fur Zeitgeschichte), Veranstaltung: PS Die amerikanische Revolution: Politisches Denken in den Vereinigten Staaten zwischen 1760 und 1800, 16 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Diese Arbeit untersucht das Verhaltnis Thomas Jeffersons zur Sklaverei., Abstract: Thomas Jefferson schrieb im Juni 1776 in die Praambel des Dokuments, welches am 4. Juli 1776 vom zweiten Kontinentalkongress als amerikanische Unabhangigkeitserklarung verabschiedet werden sollte, die Worte [w]e hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Im Gegensatz zu heute bezog sich der Begriff all men' im Jahr 1776 nicht auf alle Menschen: All' beinhaltete ausschliesslich Personen europaischer Abstammung und schloss Personen afrikanischer Herkunft, sowie Indianer aus. Men' bezog sich auf Manner und nicht auf Menschen im Allgemeinen; Frauen sollten in den Vereinigten Staaten erst mehr als einhundert Jahre spater vollige Gleichberechtigung und Gleichstellung vor dem Gesetz erfahren. Thomas Jeffersons Haltung zur Sklaverei und der (scheinbare) Widerspruch zwischen seinen Worten und Taten im Bezug auf die Sklavereiproblematik wurden in der Geschichtswissenschaft eingehend beleuchtet. Der amerikanische Historiker Stephen E. Ambrose ist sogar der Auffassung, dass [o]f all contradictions in Jefferson's contradictory life, none is greater." Die folgende Arbeit hat das Ziel zu untersuchen, wo und inwieweit Divergenzen zwischen Jeffersons Denken und Handeln hinsichtlich der Sklaverei bestehen. Nachdem zunachst Jeffersons Herkunft betrachtet wird, um dort mogliche Ursachen fur seinen spateren Umgang mit Sklaven und seinen politischen Diskurs uber dieses Sujet zu ergrunden, sollen danach Essays"
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Founding Brothers

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 1400077680
Genre : History
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In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers—re-examined here as Founding Brothers—combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes—Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence—Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history.
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Passionate Sage The Character And Legacy Of John Adams

Author : Joseph J. Ellis
ISBN : 9780393068276
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Passionate Sage is [Ellis’s] best book.”—Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. "The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still resonates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts and all, but more importantly to reveal his extraordinary insights into the problems confronting the founders that resonate today in the republic they created."—Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Mind Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Peter S. Onuf
ISBN : 0813926114
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our nation’s founding fathers. Challenging current attempts to appropriate Jefferson to serve all manner of contemporary political agendas, Onuf argues that historians must look at Jefferson’s language and life within the context of his own place and time. In this effort to restore Jefferson to his own world, Onuf reconnects that world to ours, providing a fresh look at the distinction between private and public aspects of his character that Jefferson himself took such pains to cultivate. Breaking through Jefferson’s alleged opacity as a person by collapsing the contemporary interpretive frameworks often used to diagnose his psychological and moral states, Onuf raises new questions about what was on Jefferson’s mind as he looked toward an uncertain future. Particularly striking is his argument that Jefferson’s character as a moralist is nowhere more evident, ironically, than in his engagement with the institution of slavery. At once reinvigorating the tension between past and present and offering a new way to view our connection to one of our nation’s founders, The Mind of Thomas Jefferson helps redefine both Jefferson and his time and American nationhood.
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Push

Author : Sapphire
ISBN : 3498063103
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