Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byMerrill D. Peterson

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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, andenlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into being.

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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense-in the sense of shadow and substance-may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former work.

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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, andenlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in...

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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense-in the sense of shadow and substance-may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former work.

Merrill D. Peterson is at University of Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1104 pages, 5.31 × 8.07 × 2.32 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195019091

ISBN - 13:9780195019094

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Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation treats the historical Jefferson, and in this sense-in the sense of shadow and substance-may be viewed as a biographical companion to the former work.

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"The most comprehensive and balanced single-volumed study of Jefferson ever written."--Virginia Quarterly Review