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Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Francis Cogliano

Abstract

Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy is the first major study of Jefferson's reputation in half a century. It is concerned with Jefferson-both as something Jefferson made and something he sought to shape. Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he sought to influence how he would be viewed. Jefferson believed that the political struggles of his lifetime would continue after his death, and he sought to influence them from the grave in order to safeguard his vision of a republican future for the United States. This book begins with an assessment of Jefferson's und ... More

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson, History and historiography, American Revolution, Separation of church and state, Reputation, Sally Hemings, Slavery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624997
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis Cogliano, author