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The Resource Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens

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Thomas Jefferson : author of America
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Title remainder
author of America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. --From publisher description
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Summary
An analysis of the third president's politics and contributions in light of the events that were shaping the development of the United States during his time discusses the impact of the Enlightenment era, the French Revolution, and Jefferson's versatility as a public speaker and writer
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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178201
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E332
LC item number
.H66 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Eminent lives
Target audience
adult
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author of America
Label
Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D0AA0B95-82D6-4958-9C01-FFD73BB364D4
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. 1. All politics is local: Virginia to Philadelphia -- Ch. 2. War and Revolution in Virginia -- Ch. 3. Revolution in France (and a meeting with Sally) -- Ch. 4. Interregnum -- Ch. 5. Secretary of State -- Ch. 6. In waiting -- Ch. 7. Mr. President -- Ch. 8. Disappointment: the second term -- Ch. 9. Declining years
Control code
ocm77522564
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061208157
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D0AA0B95-82D6-4958-9C01-FFD73BB364D4
Label
Thomas Jefferson : author of America, Christopher Hitchens
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D0AA0B95-82D6-4958-9C01-FFD73BB364D4
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. 1. All politics is local: Virginia to Philadelphia -- Ch. 2. War and Revolution in Virginia -- Ch. 3. Revolution in France (and a meeting with Sally) -- Ch. 4. Interregnum -- Ch. 5. Secretary of State -- Ch. 6. In waiting -- Ch. 7. Mr. President -- Ch. 8. Disappointment: the second term -- Ch. 9. Declining years
Control code
ocm77522564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061208157
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D0AA0B95-82D6-4958-9C01-FFD73BB364D4

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