Personality, Character and Public Life
“As his character was somewhat labyrinthian, so his mind was bewildering in its range and complexity.” –Merrill Peterson
“Different versions of him as both hero and villain are loose among us.” –Joseph Ellis
“None of us, no, not one is perfect, and were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love."–Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Bibliography
Adams, Henry. History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson. Literary Classics of the United States, 1986.
Adams, Henry (Garry Wills, introduction). The Jeffersonian Transformation: Passages from the “History.” . New York Review Books, 2007.
Appleby, Joyce. Thomas Jefferson. Henry Holt & Company, 2003.
Appleby, Joyce and Hunt, Lynn and Jacob, Margaret. Telling the Truth About History. W. W. Norton, 1994.
Armitage, David, The Declaration of Independence: A Global History.. Harvard University Press, 2007
Bailyn, Bernard. Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence. Random House, 1990.
Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Expanded Edition.. Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1992.
Bailyn, Bernard. To Make the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the Founding Fathers. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994; Vintage paperback.
Baron, Robert C., and Wright, Conrad E. (editors). The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Expanded Edition. Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1992.
Beard, Charles A. Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy.Macmillan, 1915.
Becker, Carl L. The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Ideas. Harcourt Brace, 1992; revised edition, Knopf, 1944; Vintage paperback.
Bedini, Silvio. Thomas Jefferson: Statesman of Science. McMillan, 1990.
Beran, Michael Knox. Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind. Free Press, 2003.
Bernstein, R. B. Jefferson. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Bernstein, R. B. Thomas Jefferson: The Revolution of Ideas. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Boorstin, Daniel. The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson. Henry Holt, 1948.
Brodie, Fawn. M. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. Bantam Books, 1975.
Burstein, Andrew. The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist. University Press of Virginia, 1995.
Burstein, Andrew. Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello. Basic Books, 2005.
Cappon, Lester J. The Adams-Jefferson Letters. University of North Carolina Press, 1959.
Chinard, Gilbert. Thomas Jefferson; The Apostle of Americanism.. Little Brown, 1929; second revised edition, University of Michigan Press/Ann Arbor Paperbacks, 1957.
Cogliano, Francis D. Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy..University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Cogliano, Francis D., editor. A Companion to Thomas Jefferson.. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Commager, Henry Steele.Jefferson, Nationalism, and the Enlightenment.. George Braziller, 1975.
Commager, Henry Steele.Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment. Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1977.
Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
Ellis, Joseph J. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Freeman, Joanne B. ffairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic. Yale University Press, 2001.
Gaustad, Edwin S. Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson. Erdmans, 1996.
Gilman, Carolyn. Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide. Smithsonian Books, 2003.
Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Gordon-Reed, Annette. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. W. W. Norton, 2008.
Hatch, Peter J. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. University of Virginia Press, 1998.
Hatch, Peter J. “A Rich Spot of Earth”: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello.. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Hofstader, Richard. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. Vintage Books, 1989.
Jackson, Donald. 1795: A Year at Monticello. Fulcrum Publishing, 1989.
Jackson, Donald. Thomas Jefferson and the Rocky Mountains: Exploring the West from Monticello.New Edition: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.
Jefferson, Thomas [Peterson, Merrill D., editor] . Writings. The Library of America, 1984.
Kaminski, John P. (ed) The Quotable Jefferson. Princeton University Press, 2006.
Kaminski, John P. (ed) The Founders on the Founders: Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era.. Princeton University Press, 2008.
Kaminski, John P. and Reid, Jonathan M. (eds.)Adams and Jefferson: Contrasting Aspirations and Anxieties from the Founding. Published for the Center for the Study of the American Constitution by Parallel Press, 2013.
Kaplan, Lawrence S.Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire.. Rowman and Littlefield, 1998.
Kennedy, RogerMr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Kukla, Jon E.A Wilderness So Immense: The Louisiana Purchase and the Destiny of America.. New York; Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Levy, Leonard W.Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side. Chicago; Ivan R. Dee, 1989 (original ed., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1963).
Lewis, James E. Jr.The Louisiana Purchase: Jefferson’s Noble Bargain?. University of Virginia Press for Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2006.
Lewis, Jan E.The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson's Virginia.. Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Maier, PaulineAmerican Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997; Vintage paperback, 1998.
Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. Little Brown, 1948-1974.
Martin, Edwin. Thomas Jefferson: Scientist. Henry Schuman, 1952.
Mayer, DavidThe Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1994.
McDonald, Robert M. S., editor.Light and Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge. University of Virginia Press, 2012.
McDonald, Robert M. S., editor.Jefferson’s Lives. University of Virginia Press, forthcoming.
McLaughlin, Castle. Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis and Clark's Indian Collection. University of Washington Press, 2003.
McLaughlin, Jack. Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder. Henry Holt McLaughlin, Jack (editor). To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson: Letters to a President. New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.
Meacham, Jon.Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Random House, 2012.
Miller, John Chester.The Wolf by the Ears; Thomas Jefferson and Slavery. University of Virginia Press, 1991 [orig. ed., Free Press, 1977].
Morris, Richard B. The American Revolution Reconsidered. Harper & Row, 1967.
Morris, Richard B. The Emerging Nations and the American Revolution.. Harper & Row, 1970.
Nock, Albert J. Jefferson. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1926.
Onuf, Peter S., ed. Jeffersonian Legacies. University Press of Virginia, 1999.
Onuf, Peter and Lewis, Jan., eds. Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic Culture. University Press of Virginia, 1999.
Onuf, Peter S. Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood. University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Onuf, Peter S. The Mind of Thomas Jefferson. University Press of Virginia, 2007.
Peterson, Merrill D Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue. Athens: University Press of Georgia, 1976; paperback, New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Peterson, Merrill D . The Jefferson Image in the American Mind. University Press of Virginia, 1998.
Peterson, Merrill D. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1970.
Peterson, Merrill D. (ed.) Thomas Jefferson: A Reference Biography. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986.
Prothero, Stephen R. American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003.
Ronda, James P.Jefferson’s West: A Journey with Lewis and Clark. Charlottesville, VA: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2000.
Ronda, James P.Lewis and Clark Among the Indians. University of Nebraska Press, 1984; second edition, Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
Schwartz, Bernard; Kern, Barbara Wilcie; and Bernstein, R. B., editors. Thomas Jefferson and Bolling v. Bolling: Law and the Legal Profession in Pre-Revolutionary America. Henry E. Huntington Library and NYU School of Law, 1997.
Sheehan, Bernard Seeds of Extinction: Jeffersonian Philanthropy and the American Indian. University of North Carolina Press, 1973.
Sheridan, Eugene R.Jefferson and Religion. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1998.
Shuffelton, Frank, ed.The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Sloan, Herbert E. Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt. Oxford Universtity Press, 1995.
Spahn, Hannah. Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History. .University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Stanton, Lucia and Wilson, Douglas, eds Jefferson Abroad. . Modern Library, 1999.
Stanton, Lucia Slavery at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1996.
Stanton, Lucia “Those Who Labor for My Happiness”: Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Steele, Brian.Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood. Cambridge, Eng., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Stein, Susan R. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.. H. N. Abrams, 1993.
Stein, Susan R. Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty. Penguin Putnam, 2000.
Thomson, Keith. Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
Trees, Andrew. The Founding Fathers and the Politics of Character. Princeton University Press, 2004.
Vidal, Gore. Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams and Jefferson. Yale University Press, 2003.
Wagoner, Jennings L. Jefferson and Education. Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2004.
Wallace, Anthony F. C. Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999.
Wilkins, Roger. Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism. Beacon Press, 2001.
Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. New York: Doubleday, 1978.
Wills, Garry. Mr. Jefferson's Universtiy. Natonal Geographic, 2002.
Wills, Garry. Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power. Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Wilson, Douglas L. Jefferson’s Books. The Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2004.
Packet to Participants
Appleby, Joyce. "Defining His Presidency" in Thomas Jefferson, Henry Holt & Company, 2003.” in The Americans: The National Experience. Vintage Books, 1965.
Beran, Michael. "Prologue," in Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind. Free Press, 2003.” in George Washington In And As Culture, AMS Press, Inc., 2001.
Bernstein, R.B. “Introduction” in Thomas Jefferson. Oxford University Press, 2003.” in George Washington In And As Culture, AMS Press, Inc., 2001.
Ellis, Joseph. "Why Jefferson Lives: A Meditation on the Man and the Myth" in Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty.
Gordon-Reed, Annette. "Thomas Jefferson and the Boundaries of American Civilization in" Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty.
Hofstader, Richard. "Thomas Jefferson: The Aristocrat as Democrat," in Hofstader, The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. Vintage, 1989,
Lewis, Jan. "The White Jeffersons" in Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic Culture. University Press of Virginia, 1999
Onuf, Peter. "To Declare Them A Free And Independent People," in Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood. University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Sloan, Herbert. "Introuction" to Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt.
Stanton, Lucia. "Preface" in Jefferson Abroad. Modern Library, 1999.
Jefferson's Blood. Frontline Documentary: Clay Jensinson Video
C-Span Interview with Annette Gordon-Reed
Thomas Jefferson. A Film by Ken Burns
Jefferson in Paris
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