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The Resource Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy, Francis D. Cogliano

Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy, Francis D. Cogliano

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Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Title remainder
reputation and legacy
Statement of responsibility
Francis D. Cogliano
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This first major study of Thomas Jefferson{u2019}s reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and history {u2014} both as something Jefferson made and something that he sought to shape. Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he deliberately sought to influence history{u2019}s judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins by situating Jefferson{u2019}s ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, and then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would be written: through the careful preservation of his personal and public papers and his home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. The second half of the book considers the results of Jefferson{u2019}s efforts to shape historical writing by examining the evolution of his reputation since the Second World War. Recent scholarship has examined Jefferson{u2019}s attitudes and actions with regard to Native Americans, African slaves, women and civil liberties and found him wanting. Jefferson has continued to be a controversial figure; DNA testing proving that he fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings being the most recent example, perhaps encapsulating this best of all. This is the first major study to examine the impact of the Hemings controversy on Jefferson{u2019}s reputation. Key Features *The first study of Jefferson{u2019}s reputation to be published since 1960 *Considers the impact of slavery on Jefferson{u2019}s reputation and Jefferson{u2019}s relationship with slavery *Explores the history of the Sally Hemings controversy
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cogliano, Francis D
Dewey number
973.46092
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.C64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Thomas Jefferson : reputation and legacy, Francis D. Cogliano
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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
Introduction : the estimation of the world -- History -- The Revolution -- Jefferson's papers -- Monticello -- Jefferson's epitaph -- Sally Hemings -- Slavery -- America and the world -- Conclusion : 'Jefferson survives'
Control code
CR9780748636624
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748636624
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 : reputation and legacy, Francis D. Cogliano
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
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
Introduction : the estimation of the world -- History -- The Revolution -- Jefferson's papers -- Monticello -- Jefferson's epitaph -- Sally Hemings -- Slavery -- America and the world -- Conclusion : 'Jefferson survives'
Control code
CR9780748636624
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748636624
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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