Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs

Download full Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs books PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Textbook, Mobi or read online Most Blessed Of The Patriarchs anytime and anywhere on any device. Get free access to the library by create an account, fast download and ads free.

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed,Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-04-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1631490788
GET BOOK

Summary : "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" is one of the richest and most insightful accounts of Thomas Jefferson in a generation. Following her Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello¸ Annette Gordon-Reed has teamed with Peter S. Onuf to present a provocative and absorbing character study, "a fresh and layered analysis" (New York Times Book Review) that reveals our third president as "a dynamic, complex and oftentimes contradictory human being" (Chicago Tribune). Gordon-Reed and Onuf fundamentally challenge much of what we thought we knew, and through their painstaking research and vivid prose create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one "comprised of equal parts sun and shadow" (Jane Kamensky).

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed,Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780871404428
GET BOOK

Summary : Presents a history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.

The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-10-05
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0813934230
GET BOOK

Summary : In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our nation’s founding fathers. Challenging current attempts to appropriate Jefferson to serve all manner of contemporary political agendas, Onuf argues that historians must look at Jefferson’s language and life within the context of his own place and time. In this effort to restore Jefferson to his own world, Onuf reconnects that world to ours, providing a fresh look at the distinction between private and public aspects of his character that Jefferson himself took such pains to cultivate. Breaking through Jefferson’s alleged opacity as a person by collapsing the contemporary interpretive frameworks often used to diagnose his psychological and moral states, Onuf raises new questions about what was on Jefferson’s mind as he looked toward an uncertain future. Particularly striking is his argument that Jefferson’s character as a moralist is nowhere more evident, ironically, than in his engagement with the institution of slavery. At once reinvigorating the tension between past and present and offering a new way to view our connection to one of our nation’s founders, The Mind of Thomas Jefferson helps redefine both Jefferson and his time and American nationhood.

The Private Jefferson

The Private Jefferson
  • Author : Henry Adams,Peter S. Onuf,Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781936520091
GET BOOK

Summary : "Published on the occasion of the exhibition The private Jefferson: from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, opened at the Society on January 29, 2016"--Title page verso.

Jefferson's Empire

Jefferson's Empire
  • Author : Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9780813922041
GET BOOK

Summary : Thomas Jefferson believed that the American revolution was atransformative moment in the history of political civilization. He hoped that hisown efforts as a founding statesman and theorist would help construct a progressiveand enlightened order for the new American nation that would be a model andinspiration for the world. Peter S. Onuf's new book traces Jefferson's vision of theAmerican future to its roots in his idealized notions of nationhood and empire.Onuf's unsettling recognition that Jefferson's famed egalitarianism was elaboratedin an imperial context yields strikingly original interpretations of our nationalidentity and our ideas of race, of westward expansion and the Civil War, and ofAmerican global dominance in the twentiethcentury. Jefferson's vision of an American "empirefor liberty" was modeled on a British prototype. But as a consensual union ofself-governing republics without a metropolis, Jefferson's American empire would befree of exploitation by a corrupt imperial ruling class. It would avoid the cycle ofwar and destruction that had characterized the European balance ofpower. The Civil War cast in high relief thetragic limitations of Jefferson's political vision. After the Union victory, as thereconstructed nation-state developed into a world power, dreams of the United Statesas an ever-expanding empire of peacefully coexisting states quickly faded frommemory. Yet even as the antebellum federal union disintegrated, a Jeffersoniannationalism, proudly conscious of America's historic revolution against imperialdomination, grew up in its place. In Onuf's view, Jefferson's quest to define a new American identity also shaped his ambivalentconceptions of slavery and Native American rights. His revolutionary fervor led himto see Indians as "merciless savages" who ravaged the frontiers at the Britishking's direction, but when those frontiers were pacified, a more benevolentJefferson encouraged these same Indians to embrace republican values. AfricanAmerican slaves, by contrast, constituted an unassimilable captive nation, unjustlywrenched from its African homeland. His great panacea: colonization. Jefferson's ideas about race revealthe limitations of his conception of American nationhood. Yet, as Onuf strikinglydocuments, Jefferson's vision of a republican empire--a regime of peace, prosperity, and union without coercion--continues to define and expand the boundaries ofAmerican national identity.

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1998-03-29
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0813933560
GET BOOK

Summary : When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two centuries. Among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, it was perhaps the most hotly contested topic. The publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings intensified this debate by identifying glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. In this study, Gordon-Reed assembles a fascinating and convincing argument: not that the alleged thirty-eight-year liaison necessarily took place but rather that the evidence for its taking place has been denied a fair hearing. Friends of Jefferson sought to debunk the Hemings story as early as 1800, and most subsequent historians and biographers followed suit, finding the affair unthinkable based upon their view of Jefferson's life, character, and beliefs. Gordon-Reed responds to these critics by pointing out numerous errors and prejudices in their writings, ranging from inaccurate citations, to impossible time lines, to virtual exclusions of evidence—especially evidence concerning the Hemings family. She demonstrates how these scholars may have been misguided by their own biases and may even have tailored evidence to serve and preserve their opinions of Jefferson. This updated edition of the book also includes an afterword in which the author comments on the DNA study that provided further evidence of a Jefferson and Hemings liaison.00 Possessing both a layperson's unfettered curiosity and a lawyer's logical mind, Annette Gordon-Reed writes with a style and compassion that are irresistible. Each chapter revolves around a key figure in the Hemings drama, and the resulting portraits are engrossing and very personal. Gordon-Reed also brings a keen intuitive sense of the psychological complexities of human relationships—relationships that, in the real world, often develop regardless of status or race. The most compelling element of all, however, is her extensive and careful research, which often allows the evidence to speak for itself. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy is the definitive look at a centuries-old question that should fascinate general readers and historians alike.

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-09-08
  • Total pages :816
  • ISBN : 9780393070033
GET BOOK

Summary : Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book." —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times—tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in 1826.

"Those who Labor for My Happiness"

  • Author : Lucia C. Stanton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :369
  • ISBN : 0813932238
GET BOOK

Summary : Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been the work of Lucia "Cinder" Stanton, recognized as the leading interpreter of Jefferson’s life as a planter and master and of the lives of his slaves and their descendants. This volume represents the first attempt to pull together Stanton’s most important writings on slavery at Monticello and beyond. Stanton’s pioneering work deepened our understanding of Jefferson without demonizing him. But perhaps even more important is the light her writings have shed on the lives of the slaves at Monticello. Her detailed reconstruction for modern readers of slaves’ lives vividly reveals their active roles in the creation of Monticello and a dynamic community previously unimagined. The essays collected here address a rich variety of topics, from family histories (including the Hemingses) to the temporary slave community at Jefferson’s White House to stories of former slaves’ lives after Monticello. Each piece is characterized by Stanton’s deep knowledge of her subject and by her determination to do justice to both Jefferson and his slaves. Published in association with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Statehood and Union

Statehood and Union
  • Author : Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2019-02-28
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 0268105480
GET BOOK

Summary : This new edition of Statehood and Union: A History of the Northwest Ordinance, originally published in 1987, is an authoritative account of the origins and early history of American policy for territorial government, land distribution, and the admission of new states in the Old Northwest. In a new preface, Peter S. Onuf reviews important new work on the progress of colonization and territorial expansion in the rising American empire.

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings
  • Author : Stephen O'Connor
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-04-05
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 0698410335
GET BOOK

Summary : “Dazzling. . . The most revolutionary reimagining of Jefferson’s life ever.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post Longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms. Novels such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird and Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks are a part of a long tradition of American fiction that plumbs the moral and human costs of history in ways that nonfiction simply can't. Now Stephen O’Connor joins this company with a profoundly original exploration of the many ways that the institution of slavery warped the human soul, as seen through the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. O’Connor’s protagonists are rendered via scrupulously researched scenes of their lives in Paris and at Monticello that alternate with a harrowing memoir written by Hemings after Jefferson’s death, as well as with dreamlike sequences in which Jefferson watches a movie about his life, Hemings fabricates an "invention" that becomes the whole world, and they run into each other "after an unimaginable length of time" on the New York City subway. O'Connor is unsparing in his rendition of the hypocrisy of the Founding Father and slaveholder who wrote "all men are created equal,” while enabling Hemings to tell her story in a way history has not allowed her to. His important and beautifully written novel is a deep moral reckoning, a story about the search for justice, freedom and an ideal world—and about the survival of hope even in the midst of catastrophe. From the Hardcover edition.

The Story of Patriarchs and Prophets

The Story of Patriarchs and Prophets
  • Author : Ellen Gould Harmon White
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1913
  • Total pages :793
  • ISBN :
GET BOOK

Summary :

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Jon Meacham
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :759
  • ISBN : 0812979486
GET BOOK

Summary : Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

Jefferson

Jefferson
  • Author : John B. Boles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2017-04-25
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 0465094694
GET BOOK

Summary : "Magisterial . . . perhaps the finest one-volume biography of an American president." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post "[A] splendid biography." --Wall Street Journal "The fullest and most complete single-volume life of Jefferson since Merrill Peterson's thousand-page biography of 1970." --Gordon Wood, Weekly Standard From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970 Not since Merrill Peterson's Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation has a scholar attempted to write a comprehensive biography of the most complex Founding Father. In Jefferson, John B. Boles plumbs every facet of Thomas Jefferson's life, all while situating him amid the sweeping upheaval of his times. We meet Jefferson the politician and political thinker--as well as Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, paleontologist, musician, and gourmet. We witness him drafting of the Declaration of Independence, negotiating the Louisiana Purchase, and inventing a politics that emphasized the states over the federal government--a political philosophy that shapes our national life to this day. Boles offers new insight into Jefferson's actions and thinking on race. His Jefferson is not a hypocrite, but a tragic figure--a man who could not hold simultaneously to his views on abolition, democracy, and patriarchal responsibility. Yet despite his flaws, Jefferson's ideas would outlive him and make him into nothing less than the architect of American liberty.

Vernon Can Read!

Vernon Can Read!
  • Author : Vernon Jordan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009-06-17
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0786749490
GET BOOK

Summary : As a young college student in Atlanta, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. had a summer job driving a white banker around town. During the man’s post-luncheon siestas, Jordan passed the time reading books, a fact that astounded his boss. “Vernon can read!” the man exclaimed to his relatives. Nearly fifty years later, Vernon Jordan, now a senior executive at Lazard Freres, long-time civil rights leader, adviser and close friend to presidents and business leaders and one of the most charismatic figures in America, has written an unforgettable book about his life and times. The story of Vernon Jordan’s life encompasses the sweeping struggles, changes, and dangers of African-American life in the civil rights revolution of the second half of the twentieth century.

The Patriarchs

The Patriarchs
  • Author : Beth Moore
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2005-06-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780633197636
GET BOOK

Summary : Leader kit includes 11 DVD sessions, one copy of the music CD that accompanies the study, one member book, and one leader guide.

Thomas Jefferson: Founding Hypocrite

Thomas Jefferson: Founding Hypocrite
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020-06-18
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN :
GET BOOK

Summary : Need a Thomas Jefferson quote to support your position on an issue? Or a quote to argue against that very same position? You’re in luck, because there is a Jefferson quote to argue for or against virtually anything. Want a Jefferson quote in favor of democracy? You’ll find it in this book. Need a Jefferson quote against democracy? It’s in here too. How about the American Revolution? Or Jefferson’s opinion on various Founding Fathers, including Washington, Adams, and Hamilton? The Constitution? Military and national defense? Slavery? Free trade? Agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing? Banks? Taxes? There are Jefferson quotes arguing for and against just about every topic you can imagine. And for the first time, Jefferson’s hypocrisy is on full display in this book of contradictory quotes.

Race on Trial

Race on Trial
  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2002-09-05
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 0199880751
GET BOOK

Summary : is book of twelve original essays will bring together two themes of American culture: law and race. The essays fall into four groups: cases that are essential to the history of race in America; cases that illustrate the treatment of race in American history; cases of great fame that became the trials of the century of their time; and cases that made important law. Some of the cases discussed include Amistad, Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Scottsboro, Korematsu v. US, Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, Regents v. Bakke, and OJ Simpson. All illustrate how race often determined the outcome of trials, and how trials that confront issues of racism provide a unique lens on American cultural history. Cases include African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Caucasians. Contributors include a mix of junior and senior scholars in law schools and history departments.

The Washingtons

The Washingtons
  • Author : Flora Fraser
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :464
  • ISBN : 9780307474438
GET BOOK

Summary : In these pages, acclaimed historian Flora Fraser unfurls the story of George and Martha, brilliantly narrating the lives of an extraordinarily dedicated, accomplished, and historic couple. When they married in colonial Virginia in 1759, he was an awkward but ambitious young officer, she, a graceful, wealthy young widow. They were devoted to one another, and George was as a father to Martha's children by her first husband. She endowed Washington with the confidence--and resources--that would aid him when elected commander-in-chief of the Continental army. During the war, Martha resolutely supported her husband, 'the General,' joining him every winter in headquarters; she was essential to his well-being and was a redoubtable, vastly admired figure. After the American victory, George was elected our first president and Martha became an impeccable first First Lady. During his presidency, the two established the tenets and traditions of our highest office. This is the story of a pioneering partnership--and an enthralling narrative of our nation's emergence onto the world stage.

Madison's Gift

Madison's Gift
  • Author : David O. Stewart
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-02-10
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 145168858X
GET BOOK

Summary : An award-winning historian highlights the life and contributions of the occasionally overlooked Founding Father, describing Madison's push for the Constitutional Convention and his co-authoring of the Federalist Papers, as well as his founding of the nation's first political party. By the author of The Summer of 1787. Includes two maps.

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, ... Together with the Psalter ...

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, ... Together with the Psalter ...
  • Author : Church of England
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1737
  • Total pages :560
  • ISBN :
GET BOOK

Summary :