The Essential Jefferson
Through substantial selections from Jefferson's writings - including his earliest writings, Notes on Virginia, and key public papers and personal correspondence - this volume traces the development of his thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, slavery, and the separation of religion from politics. Footnotes identify Jefferson's corresponde...more
Paperback, 287 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Hackett Publishing Company
(first published December 1st 2005)
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More than a mere renaissance man, Jefferson may actually have been a new kind of man. He was fluent in five languages and able to read two others. He wrote, over the course of his life, over sixteen thousand letters. He was acquainted with nearly every influential person in America, and a great many in Europe as well. He was a lawyer, agronomist, musician, scientist, philosopher, author, architect...moreMore about Thomas Jefferson...