The elusive Thomas Jefferson : essays on the man behind the myths / edited by M. Andrew Holowchak and Brian W. Dotts.

"Thomas Jefferson's writings on morality have largely been ignored by scholars. Yet his writings and the moral works he recommended reveal much about his moral sense and views on good living. Jefferson valued personal moral improvement, had great respect for moral exemplars and drew inspir...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Other Authors: Holowchak, M. Andrew 1958- (Editor) Dotts, Brian W.
Format: eBook
Published:Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Table of Contents:
  • An "honest heart" versus a "knowing head": the myth of the preeminency of rationality in Jefferson's notions of man and society / M. Andrew Holowchak
  • The apostle of Whig history: Thomas Jefferson's reliance on the ancient Saxon constitution / Brian W. Dotts
  • Toward a jurismythos of Thomas Jefferson: the Supreme Court's use and abuse of America's most controversial founder / Benjamin Justice
  • The myth of Jefferson's polysemous conception of liberty / Garrett Ward Sheldon
  • "The spirit of the master is abating": the myth of Jefferson's racism / M. Andrew Holowchak
  • The myth of Jefferson's deism / William M. Wilson
  • James Bryant Conant: twentieth century Jeffersonian / Wayne J. Urban
  • The moral foundation of government: Jefferson, Dewey, and citizenship education / James J. Carpenter
  • Have gun(s), will travel: Thomas Jefferson, gun ownership, and military affairs / Arthur Scherr
  • Myths and realities of Thomas Jefferson's architecture / Richard Guy Wilson
  • Thomas Jefferson as collective memory / Jennifer Hauver James, Bruce VanSledright, and Christopher Farr.