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Thomas Jefferson, revolutionary : a radical's struggle to remake America / Kevin R.C. Gutzman.

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Southbury Public Library B JEFFERSON GUTZMAN (Text to phone) 34019140266305 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/02/2018

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction -- Federalism -- Freedom of conscience -- Colonization -- Assimilation -- Mr. Jefferson's university -- Conclusion.
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"Though remembered chiefly as author of the Declaration of Independence and the president under whom the Louisiana Purchase was effected, Thomas Jefferson was a true revolutionary in the way he thought about the size and reach of government, which Americans were full citizens and the role of education in the new country...Gutzman gives readers a new view of Jefferson--a revolutionary who effected radical change in a growing country. Jefferson's philosophy about the size and power of the federal system almost completely undergirded the Jeffersonian Republican Party. His forceful advocacy of religious freedom was not far behind, as were attempts to incorporate Native Americans into American society. His establishment of the University of Virginia might be one of the most important markers of the man's abilities and character. He was not without flaws. While he argued for the assimilation of Native Americans into society, he did not assume the same for Africans being held in slavery while--at the same time--insisting that slavery should cease to exist. Many still accuse Jefferson of hypocrisy on the ground that he both held that 'all men are created equal' and held men as slaves. Jefferson's true character, though, is more complex"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Philosophy.
Revolutionaries > United States > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809.
Genre: Biographies.

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