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Sobre l'autor

Politician, philosopher, farmer, architect, and author, Jefferson was born to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson on April 13, 1743, in Tuckahoe, Virginia. As Jefferson observed in his autobiography, his parents could "trace their pedigree far back in England and Scotland." At the age of 16, Thomas mostra'n més Jefferson entered William and Mary College; at age 24, Jefferson was admitted to the bar; at 25, he was elected to the Virginia Assembly. Renowned for his political contributions to the American colonies, and later, to the embryonic Republic, Jefferson published in 1774 A Summary View of the Rights of British America, celebrating the inalienable natural rights claimed by the colonialists. In 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress; in 1776 he joined the five-person committee responsible for drafting the Declaration of Independence---a document that is widely regarded as being largely Jefferson's own work. In 1779 Jefferson was elected governor of the state of Virginia, and in subsequent years he distinguished himself both as a cosmopolitan international politician and as a man committed to the future of Virginia. In 1789 he was appointed U.S. secretary of state, in 1797 he served as vice president under President John Adams, and in 1801 he was elected third president of the United States. Jefferson's literary career was no less stellar than his political accomplishments. He authored tracts and books on such diverse subjects as gardening, the life of Jesus, the history of Virginia, and the practices of farming. The precise descriptions of nature that inform his Notes on the State of Virginia (1787) are frequently credited with foreshadowing the Hudson River school of aesthetics. Thomas Jefferson died on the fourth of July. His grave marker, engraved with words of his own choosing, states, "Here lies Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and Father of the University of Virginia." (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale, 1791. Via Wikimedia Commons


Obres de Thomas Jefferson

Notes on the State of Virginia (1784) 678 exemplars
The Declaration of Independence (1776) 456 exemplars
The Portable Thomas Jefferson (1975) 417 exemplars
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (1980) 208 exemplars
The Essential Thomas Jefferson (1994) 106 exemplars
Jefferson's Letters (1900) 80 exemplars
The Quotable Jefferson (2006) 69 exemplars
Public and Private Papers (1990) 68 exemplars
Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book (1944) — Autor — 68 exemplars
Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (1777) 66 exemplars
Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings (1961) — Il·lustrador — 64 exemplars
Jefferson: Political Writings (1999) 60 exemplars
The Thomas Jefferson Reader (2006) 44 exemplars
Thomas Jefferson's farm book (1953) 40 exemplars
The Words of Thomas Jefferson (2011) 34 exemplars
Thomas Jefferson on Democracy (1939) 34 exemplars
The Complete Jefferson (1943) 31 exemplars
The Spark of Independence (1997) 31 exemplars
A Virginia Gentleman's Library (1952) 25 exemplars
The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson (1941) 14 exemplars
The illuminated Declaration of independence (1976) — Autor — 13 exemplars
The papers of Thomas Jefferson (2020) 11 exemplars
Letters of Thomas Jefferson (1975) 8 exemplars
Thomas Jefferson Life of Jesus (1976) 8 exemplars
The Anas of Thomas Jefferson (1970) 7 exemplars
The essence of Jefferson (1977) 7 exemplars
America: The Birth of Freedom (2010) 7 exemplars
State of the Union Address (1801) 6 exemplars
Writings Volume I Only (1993) 5 exemplars
State of the Union Addresses (2007) 4 exemplars
Account of Louisiana (1985) 4 exemplars
Indian addresses (1990) 2 exemplars
Monticello 1 exemplars
The Jefferson Bible 1 exemplars
Nine from Little Rock (2005) 1 exemplars
Writings 1 exemplars
Jefferson's Mound 1 exemplars
Writings 1 exemplars
Quotable Jefferson (2013) 1 exemplars
Public papers (1990) 1 exemplars
Tradition 1 exemplars
Miscellany (1990) 1 exemplars
Notre Dame De Paris 1 exemplars
On Democracy 1 exemplars

Obres associades

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (2004) — Pròleg — 7,417 exemplars
American Historical Documents (1910) — Col·laborador — 771 exemplars
The American Revolution, Writings from the War of Independence (2001) — Col·laborador — 648 exemplars
The Journals of Lewis and Clark {abridged, Bergon-1989} (1989) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions326 exemplars
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions256 exemplars
Social and Political Philosophy: Readings From Plato to Gandhi (1963) — Col·laborador — 251 exemplars
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
Love Letters (1996) — Col·laborador — 182 exemplars
The Origins of the American Constitution (1986) — Col·laborador; Col·laborador; Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
Candide [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1966) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Charlotte Temple [Norton Critical Edition] (2010) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Dissenters : America's Voices of Opposition (1993) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
A Treatise on Political Economy (1817) — Traductor, algunes edicions29 exemplars
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions25 exemplars
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The people's land: A reader on land reform in the United States (1975) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Escritos políticos (1964) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. VI: Hearn-Johnston (1909) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
America through the short story — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Jefferson active again? a Legacy Libraries (juliol 2017)
Misquoting Thomas Jefferson a Happy Heathens (desembre 2011)


Quite possibly the best book of history I've ever read - the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, shopping lists, child care instructions, treaty negotiations, rumination on religion, book reviews, art criticism, and too many more subjects to list. The complete correspondence between three of the founders (Abigail Adam's letters to and from Jefferson are included) constitutes in my humble opinion the best of history in the raw, the very stuff that still weaves it's way through our world two hundred years later. I cannot recommend this highly enough.… (més)
dhaxton | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2024 |
I would not even know where to begin reviewing this tome, which collects many of Thomas Jefferson's writings. Of all the Founding Fathers, he has always been the most intriguing to me with his numerous pursuits -- a real Renaissance man. I had read many of the collected writings separately over the years (I was a history and political science major) but reading them collected this way was a great immersive experience.
bschweiger | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
If you want to understand what the classical deism of the American revolution means, read this book.If you want to understand why we have a a first amendment specifying separation of church and state, read this book. Jefferson was a complex character, but was, above all else, an independent and fearless thinker. To quote JFK's remarks at a dinner for Nobel laureates at the White House in 1962: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Five stars. No doubts.
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dhaxton | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Oct 27, 2023 |
I had to return this book to the library before I finished it but I have every intention of getting my hands on it again. Why read "about" what he said when we can read what he had to say?
Kim.Sasso | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |



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