An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracyFew presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bill...
Series: The American Presidents
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Times Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 746847
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This book focusing on Jefferson’s presidency is a combination of historical information and excellent historical analysis. Appleby covers all the contradictions in Jefferson from slavery to his views on women and delves into them in a way that brings...
g church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts, appearing at state dinners in casual attire and dispensing with hierarchical seating arrangements. Jefferson initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition and seized on the crucial moment when Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory, thus extending the national development. In this compelling examination, distinguished historian Joyce Appleby captures all of the richness of Jefferson's character and accomplishments.