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The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN-13:
9780813934235
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
288
Autor:
Peter S. Onuf
Serie:
University of Virginia Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.