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Thomas Jefferson : a modern Prometheus, Wilson Jeremiah Moses

Label
Thomas Jefferson : a modern Prometheus
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Title remainder
a modern Prometheus
Statement of responsibility
Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Thomas Jefferson: A Modern Prometheus, Wilson Jeremiah Moses provides a critical assessment of Thomas Jefferson and the Jeffersonian influence. Scholars of American history have long debated the legacy of Thomas Jefferson. However, Moses deviates from other interpretations by positioning himself within an older, 'Federalist' historiographic tradition, offering vigorous and insightful commentary on Jefferson, the man and the myth. Moses specifically focuses on Jefferson's complexities and contradictions. Measuring Jefferson's political accomplishments, intellectual contributions, moral character, and other distinguishing traits against contemporaries like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin but also figures like Machiavelli and Frederick the Great, Moses contends that Jefferson fell short of the greatness of others. Yet amid his criticism of Jefferson, Moses paints him as a cunning strategist, an impressive intellectual, and a consummate pragmatist who continually reformulated his ideas in a universe that he accurately recognized to be unstable, capricious, and treacherous
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1942-
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Moses, Wilson Jeremiah
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.M67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Studies on the American South
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
Label
Thomas Jefferson : a modern Prometheus, Wilson Jeremiah Moses
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln and historiography -- Let our workshops remain at Monticello -- Life, liberty, property, and peace -- What is genius? "Openness, brilliance, and leadership" -- A Renaissance man in the age of the Enlightenment -- Baconism and natural science -- Anthropology and ethnic cleansing: white "rubbish" blacks, and Indians -- Education, religion, and social control -- Women and the count of Monticello -- Debt, deference and consumption -- Defining the presidency
Control code
CR9781108557344
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108456876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Thomas Jefferson : a modern Prometheus, Wilson Jeremiah Moses
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lincoln and historiography -- Let our workshops remain at Monticello -- Life, liberty, property, and peace -- What is genius? "Openness, brilliance, and leadership" -- A Renaissance man in the age of the Enlightenment -- Baconism and natural science -- Anthropology and ethnic cleansing: white "rubbish" blacks, and Indians -- Education, religion, and social control -- Women and the count of Monticello -- Debt, deference and consumption -- Defining the presidency
Control code
CR9781108557344
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 500 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108456876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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