Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters

Writings Autobiography Notes on the State of Virginia Public Private Papers Addresses Letters Now fully represented in this Library of America volume is the most comprehensive testimony of the writings of our third president and foremost spokesperson for democracy Thomas Jefferson a brilliant

  • Title: Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
  • Author: Thomas Jefferson Merrill D. Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780940450165
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now fully represented in this Library of America volume is the most comprehensive testimony of the writings of our third president and foremost spokesperson for democracy Thomas Jefferson, a brilliant political thinker, is perhaps best known for the Declaration of Independence, but he was a man of extraordinarily wide interests.He was exceptionally controversial in his owNow fully represented in this Library of America volume is the most comprehensive testimony of the writings of our third president and foremost spokesperson for democracy Thomas Jefferson, a brilliant political thinker, is perhaps best known for the Declaration of Independence, but he was a man of extraordinarily wide interests.He was exceptionally controversial in his own time, and many of his ideas remain the subject of national debate In his arguments for a system of general education, for local rather than central authority, for caution in international affairs, for religious and intellectual freedom, and for economic and social justice, Jefferson defined the issues that still direct our national political life centuries after the nation s formation This volume will give readers the opportunity to reassess one of our most influential presidents.Jefferson s First Inaugural Address is a resounding statement of faith in a democracy of enlightened people His Notes on the State of Virginia 1785 is an invaluable record of the landscape, inhabitants, life, and daily customs of America in the Revolutionary and early national eras His letters, than two hundred and fifty of which are gathered here, are brilliant urbane missives to such men as Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Lafayette, John Adams and James Madison His slim Autobiography 1821 , written for my own ready reference, and for the information of my family, hardly hints at the influence and impact he had as Secretary of State under George Washington, Minister to France, opposition party Vice President to John Adams, and, after leaving the presidency, founder of the University of Virginia.His public papers and addresses fully demonstrate both the breadth of his interests and the power of his expressive mind Extensively read his personal library of ten thousand volumes became the foundation of the Library of Congress and widely traveled, Jefferson wrote with ease and spontaneity about science, archaeology, botany and gardening, religion, literature, architecture, education, the habits of his fellow citizens, and, of course, his beloved home, Monticello.Jefferson s prose has an energy, clarity, and charming off handedness, consistent with his conviction that style in writing should impose no barrier between the most educated and the most common reader For those who want a renewed sense of the opportunity for human freedom that the United States represented to its founders, this is an indispensable book.Merrill D Peterson, volume editor, is professor emeritus of history at the University of Virginia, and is author of Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation A Biography, Lincoln in American Memory, and Starving Armenians America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915 1930 and After.The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

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    1. We should not be so hasty to charge the historical figures of yesterday by the moral standards of today. Without Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, human society would be so much worse off, in so many ways. To besmirch his memory as is most constantly done with the usual tagline "but he owned slaves!" is ignorant and only proves that whoever is talking probably has never even read his work. Just as someone claiming Benjamin Franklin was an "atheist" only proves the same point, when Frankli [...]

    2. Thomas Jefferson was quite the rennaisance man. Planter, architect, politician, inventer. He was also a radical, an admirer of the French revolution, believer that each generation must have its own revolution. But, his writing style comes across as flowery, dense, and pedantic. Contrast Franklin, whose writing style seems modern, to the point, funny, salty, and wise. Without question, one would want to hand out with Franklin rather then be lectured by Jefferson.

    3. Watched the John Adams movie and was inspired to pull this book from my library book shelf and dust it off again. I can't think of anyone today being as accomplished so early in life as the men of the revolutionary time. It just amazing that someone could accomplish so much so quick. Also, I didn't realize how much detail was in the Declaration of Independence concerning the transgressions of Great Britain, specifically King George and Parliment.

    4. This should be mandatory reading for Politicians and voters. When he states that his most values accomplishments include "the demolition of the church establishment, and freedom of religion.(p702)" you know you are getting gold from the principal architect of American democracy. No commentary is substitute for this; the man's own writing! Wonderful.

    5. Reading his writings has been an excellent way to get an understanding of Jefferson. His convictions, his contradictions, his reasoning and at times his eloquence are expressed. Apparently there are more of his letters and other writings than included here, even though this set extended over 1500 pages.

    6. Jefferson's answer to the French government's skeptical queries about this home state of Virigina takes at the form of an ode to the developing culture of the USA just after the American Revolution.

    7. I won't fill this page with my opinions about Jefferson's work. So much has already been written about that and there is little new to contribute. This book is a condensed series of writings by Jefferson. It is by no means anywhere close to the entire volume of his work, but that said it is intended (I think) to provide the reader with the most salient samples of this great statesman's life and work. In that, it excels. (I also have the multi-volume complete works and it will take some time to g [...]

    8. T.J. has long been one of my political heroes. What is so incredible is that not only knew many subjects, languages and sciences, he became well respected for his opinions on many topics of they day. He was a master at knowing human nature and how we react to different laws of man and nature.Many historians refer to him as a Deist which depends on how one defines Deism. However, Jefferson himself calls himself a Christian and we know he was not an orthodox Christian, but as a scientist in the ag [...]

    9. This selected collection of Jefferson's writings is fruitful both for academic and private purposes. Covering most of his important correspondence and supplementing additional works such as his autobiography and notes, this would be the first choice for a detailed study of Jefferson's mind.All this details are printed on thin and acid free paper, protected by a strong hardcover.The impressive and detailed index of this collection makes a quick issue oriented search for every one's means possible [...]

    10. Great collection of writings. The most fascinating part is his notes on an early draft of the Declaration. We get his opinion on what was added and cut out before it was signed. The book was worth it for this alone. Most of the rest of the papers and speeches are hit or miss. Some are politically or culturally interesting, others, including several on measurements and prices of crops, are pretty boring. The vast majority of the book is made up of personal letters with his opinions on politics, c [...]

    11. It is certainly hard to judge the value of the content of Jefferson's writing because regardless of personal opinion, its impact has been so largely felt. It cannot be disregarded because so much of an American's present reality is dictated by things found in these pages. Therefore, I will not argue for or against the philosophies found in this book but rather on the amalgamation of this anthology which I found to be most effective and a good summary of Jefferson's writing and opinion.

    12. Raudha will not find the world such as Thomas Jefferson Aaroad that these faces are real-life original, which he lost one of the United Ahram and symbols, even though we did not Naqralkther them but always Out of our wisdom and our analysis give accurate results with ourselves and give the voteFinally, I say Do you find the nations are like those who are the writers and the spring and Nsmah .

    13. This thorough collection of original letters, addresses, and autobiography paints a vivid picture of Thomas Jefferson and the values of liberty, security and democracy he stood for. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about America's beginnings and a great advocate of the principles we must cherish.

    14. I read a great deal of this book but not all of it. I flipped through it and read the essays I was interested and skipped the others. I love how curious Jefferson was and how much time he spent learning on his own. I think he was a very interesting man.

    15. Great ideas and words of the enigma himself, Thomas Jefferson. He paints himself in all the glory and drawbacks that a full human being is. Interesting read if you want to get into the mindset of early Americans.

    16. Not a book I plan on reading straight through. It's a collection of his writings and correspondence with others. I like to pick it up once in a while and read a letter of his. You can search by topic, so I like to get Jefferson's spin on things from time to time.

    17. Mr. Jefferson believed in principles to help guide us on the path of right. However Mr. Jefferson was quite the politian. I have mixed feelings about Mr. Jefferson, whereas, It is good to read his writings.Thank you, Professor Tucker!

    18. Blue cloth bound in white slipcover, a companion to the Washington writings. Like new condition no markings. Rene purchased for himself and proposes they go to Paul.

    19. A short-cut to falling out of love with one of my heroes. Almost impossible to read because of his egotism, sure he was an amazing man but I wouldn't invite him to dinner.

    20. Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America) by Thomas Jefferson (1984)

    21. This is a book that is not just read once, but one for reference and reflection throughout time. I will be reading this over and over again, then passing it onto my heirs.

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