Thomas Jefferson

The American Presidents Series: The 3rd President, 1801-1809

The American Presidents

Joyce Appleby; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy

Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts, appearing at state dinners in casual attire and dispensing with hierarchical seating arrangements. Jefferson initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition and seized on the crucial moment when Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory, thus extending the national development. In this compelling examination, distinguished historian Joyce Appleby captures all of the richness of Jefferson's character and accomplishments.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Joyce Appleby's biography Thomas Jefferson, part of The American Presidents Series. Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership.

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Joyce Appleby; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

Joyce Appleby is a professor of history at UCLA. Specializing in the study of early America, she is the author of Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans and Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Thomas Jefferson
The American Presidents Series: The 3rd President, 1801-1809
Joyce Appleby; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
February 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805069242
ISBN10: 0805069240
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
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March 2003
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November 2013
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