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The Resource Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens

Label
Thomas Jefferson : author of America
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Title remainder
author of America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. --From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GEC
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Hitchens, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E332
LC item number
.H66 2005b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Eminent lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Presidents
Label
Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Ch.1. All politics is local: Virginia to Philadelphia -- Ch.2. War and Revolution in Virginia -- Ch.3. Revolution in France (and a meeting with Sally) -- Ch.4. Interregnum -- Ch.5. Secretary of State -- Ch.6. In waiting -- Ch.7. Mr. President -- Ch.8. Disappointment: the second term -- Ch.9. Declining years
Control code
ocm60525341
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 188 p.
Isbn
9780060598969
Lccn
2005296593
Other control number
9780060598969
Label
Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Contents
Ch.1. All politics is local: Virginia to Philadelphia -- Ch.2. War and Revolution in Virginia -- Ch.3. Revolution in France (and a meeting with Sally) -- Ch.4. Interregnum -- Ch.5. Secretary of State -- Ch.6. In waiting -- Ch.7. Mr. President -- Ch.8. Disappointment: the second term -- Ch.9. Declining years
Control code
ocm60525341
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 188 p.
Isbn
9780060598969
Lccn
2005296593
Other control number
9780060598969

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