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.
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.
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.
Billington, James H. (ed.) Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty. Penguin Putnam, 2000.
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.
Cerami, Charles A. Jefferson's Great Gamble. Source Books, Inc., 2003.
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.
Halliday, E. M. Understanding Thomas Jefferson. Harper Collins, 2001.
Hart, Gary. Restoration of the Republic: The Jeffersonian Ideal in 21st-Century America. Oxford University Press, 2002.
Hatch, Peter J. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello. University of Virginia Press, 1998.
Hofstader, Richard. The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. Vintage Books, 1989.
Jefferson, Thomas [Peterson, Merrill D., editor] . Writings. The Library of America, 1984.
Kaminski, John P. (ed) The Quotable Jefferson. Princeton University Press, 2006.
Lewis, Jan. The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson's Virginia. Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. Little Brown, 1948-1974.
Martin, Edwin. Thomas Jefferson: Scientist. Henry Schuman, 1952.
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.
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 . 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.
Sloan, Herbert E. Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt. Oxford Universtity Press, 1995.
Prothero, Stephen R. American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003.
Sheehan, Bernard Seeds of Extinction: Jeffersonian Philanthropy and the American Indian. University of North Carolina Press, 1973.
Smith, Page. Jefferson: A Revealing Biography. McGraw-Hill, 1976.
Stein, Susan R. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. H. N. Abrams, 1993.
Stanton, Lucia and Wilson, Douglas, eds. Jefferson Abroad. Modern Library, 1999.
Stanton, Lucia. Slavery at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1996.
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, Gary. Mr. Jefferson's Universtiy. Natonal Geographic, 2002.
Wills, Gary. 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 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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