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Mr. Jefferson's University
  • Author : Virginius Dabney
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 642
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Collection includes typescript of Virginius Dabney's book, "Mr. Jefferson's University: A History," with corrections, page proofs of the book, index, camera copy, and electrostatic copies.


Mr. Jefferson's Hammer
  • Author : Robert M. Owens
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN Code: 0806182709

Summary: Often remembered as the president who died shortly after taking office, William Henry Harrison remains misunderstood by most Americans. Before becoming the ninth president of the United States in 1841, Harrison was instrumental in shaping the early years of westward expansion. Robert M. Owens now explores that era through the lens of Harrison’s career, providing a new synthesis of his role in the political development of Indiana Territory and in shaping Indian policy in the Old Northwest. Owens traces Harrison’s political career as secretary of the Northwest Territory, territorial delegate to Congress, and governor of Indiana Territory, as well as his military leadership and involvement with Indian relations. Thomas Jefferson, who was president during the first decade of the nineteenth century, found in Harrison the ideal agent to carry out his administration’s ruthless campaign to extinguish Indian land titles. More than a study of the man, Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer is a cultural biography of his fellow settlers, telling how this first generation of post-Revolutionary Americans realized their vision of progress and expansionism. It surveys the military, political, and social world of the early Ohio Valley and shows that Harrison’s attitudes and behavior reflected his Virginia background and its eighteenth-century notions as much as his frontier milieu. To this day, we live with the echoes of Harrison’s proclamations, the boundaries set by his treaties, and the ramifications of his actions. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer offers a much needed reappraisal of Harrison’s impact on the nation’s development and key lessons for understanding American sentiments in the early republic.







Mr. Jefferson's University
  • Author : Garry Wills
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1426201818

Summary: In the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed hardcover, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Wills explores Thomas Jefferson's final and favorite achievement, the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is one of America's greatest architectural treasures and one of Thomas Jefferson's proudest achievements. At his request his headstone says nothing of his service as America's first Secretary of State or its third President. It says simply: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." For this political genius was a supremely gifted artist as well, and of all Jefferson's stunning accomplishments, the school he built in Charlottesville is perhaps the most perfect expression of the man himself: as leader, as architect, and as philosopher. In this engrossing, perceptive book, Garry Wills once again displays the keen intelligence and eloquent style that have won him great critical praise as he explores the creation of a masterpiece, tracing its evolution from Jefferson's idea of an "academical village" into a classically beautiful campus. Mr. Jefferson's University is at once a wonderful chronicle of the birth of a national institution and a deft portrait of the towering American who brought it to life. "There is much auspicious history to explore here, and Wills does so with great narrative skills." —Richmond Times-Dispatch "His command of the subject is formidable." —Los Angeles Times




Rot, Riot, and Rebellion
  • Author : Rex Bowman,Carlos Santos
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 0813934710

Summary: Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus with no religious affiliation, with elective courses and student self-government. Nearly two centuries after the university’s creation, its success now seems preordained—its founder, after all, was a great American genius. Yet what many don’t know is that Jefferson’s university almost failed. In Rot, Riot, and Rebellion, award-winning journalists Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos offer a dramatic re-creation of the university’s early struggles. Political enemies, powerful religious leaders, and fundamentalist Christians fought Jefferson and worked to thwart his dream. Rich students, many from southern plantations, held a sense of honor and entitlement that compelled them to resist even minor rules and regulations. They fought professors, townsfolk, and each other with guns, knives, and fists. In response, professors armed themselves—often with good reason: one was horsewhipped, others were attacked in their classrooms, and one was twice the target of a bomb. The university was often broke, and Jefferson’s enemies, crouched and ready to pounce, looked constantly for reasons to close its doors. Yet from its tumultuous, early days, Jefferson’s university—a cauldron of unrest and educational daring—blossomed into the first real American university. Here, Bowman and Santos bring us into the life of the University of Virginia at its founding to reveal how this once shaky institution grew into a novel, American-style university on which myriad other U.S. universities were modeled.






Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court
  • Author : Terry Eastland,Ethics and Public Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • Publisher : Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: How real is the separation of church and state? Eastland introduces and summarizes over 25 of the most important rulings of the Supreme Court affecting religious liberty from 1940 to 1992. He also includes varied contemporary editorial responses from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Century, Commonweal, and The New Republic.



Thomas Jefferson, Architect
  • Author : Hugh Howard,Roger Straus
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was also its first great architect. The Jeffersonian Classical style has been so influential that, along with Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, Jefferson is one of the three most recognized architects in American history. Although never formally trained as an architect, Jefferson intensively studied the architecture of Paris when he resided there as minister to France and read extensively on classical architecture, particularly Palladio's Four Books on Architecture, all of which gave him a firm footing in the classical tradition. Monticello, his own home, was constantly redesigned by Jefferson during his life time, and he referred to it as his essay in architecture. The University of Virginia, which he founded and conceived the architecture for, is perhaps the greatest campus of any American university and certainly one of this country's greatest public spaces anywhere. Both of these are well served by the beautiful panoramic photographs in this volume, which show them in the landscape they are situated in, an integral part of Jefferson's design. Less well known, but included here, is the balance of Jefferson's work as an architect: the Virginia State Capitol and over a dozen private homes which still stand today. Illustrated with splendid color photography by the same author-photographer team that created Rizzoli's Wright for Wright, this is the first volume to combine all the extant work of Jefferson.



Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause
  • Author : Roger G. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 0195176073

Summary: Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system, particularly with the Louisiana Purchase, squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger G. Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of the gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. Kennedy reveals how the Louisiana Purchase had a major impact on land use and the growth of slavery. He examines the great financial interests (such as the powerful land companies that speculated in new territories and the British textile interests) that beat down slavery's many opponents in the South itself (Native Americans, African Americans, Appalachian farmers, and conscientious opponents of slavery). He describes how slaveholders' cash crops--first tobacco, then cotton--sickened the soil and how the planters moved from one desolated tract to the next. Soon the dominant culture of the entire region--from Maryland to Florida, from Carolina to Texas--was that of owners and slaves producing staple crops for international markets. The earth itself was impoverished, in many places beyond redemption. None of this, Kennedy argues, was inevitable. He focuses on the character, ideas, and ambitions of Thomas Jefferson to show how he and other Southerners struggled with the moral dilemmas presented by the presence of Indian farmers on land they coveted, by the enslavement of their workforce, by the betrayal of their stated hopes, and by the manifest damage being done to the earth itself. Jefferson emerges as a tragic figure in a tragic period. Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2003.





Preservation
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Historic buildings
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Mr. Jefferson's Telescope
  • Author : Brendan Wolfe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 9780813940106

Summary: Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements--a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion of the University's bicentennial, Brendan Wolfe has assembled one hundred objects that, brought together in one fascinating book, offer a new, sometimes surprising history of Jefferson's favorite project. Mr. Jefferson's Telescope begins with the years leading up to the University's 1819 founding and continues to the triumphs and challenges of the present day, each entry joining a full-color image with an engaging description that both stands alone and contributes to an engrossing larger narrative about how the school has evolved over time. Considering an orange and blue silk handkerchief, Wolfe reveals that the University's school colors were originally cardinal red and gray--calling to mind a Confederate soldier's blood-stained uniform but ultimately deemed not bright enough to stand out on muddy football fields. The record of an overdue book checked out by a young Edgar Allan Poe speaks to a long literary tradition. On the subject of a key to the Rotunda's doors, Wolfe introduces us to its keeper, the Monticello-born ex-slave who rang the hourly bells on Grounds into the early twentieth century. Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred new and archival images, this book brings to life a remarkable array of significant objects while offering to the reader the best introduction available to the history of Jefferson's great institution.



Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Joseph J. Ellis,Library of Congress,Library of Congress Staff,Amy Pastan,James H. Billington
  • Publisher : Viking Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Written to accompany the Library of Congress bicentennial exhibition, this lively biography of Thomas Jefferson explores the private and public life of the former president and author of Declaration of Independence, candidly confronting the conflicts between his ideals and his lifestyle. 25,000 first printing.


Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
  • Author : Lee Alan Dugatkin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-15
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN Code: 0226169197

Summary: In the years after the Revolutionary War, the fledgling republic of America was viewed by many Europeans as a degenerate backwater, populated by subspecies weak and feeble. Chief among these naysayers was the French Count and world-renowned naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, who wrote that the flora and fauna of America (humans included) were inferior to European specimens. Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. president, and ardent naturalist—spent years countering the French conception of American degeneracy. His Notes on Virginia systematically and scientifically dismantled Buffon’s case through a series of tables and equally compelling writing on the nature of his home state. But the book did little to counter the arrogance of the French and hardly satisfied Jefferson’s quest to demonstrate that his young nation was every bit the equal of a well-established Europe. Enter the giant moose. The American moose, which Jefferson claimed was so enormous a European reindeer could walk under it, became the cornerstone of his defense. Convinced that the sight of such a magnificent beast would cause Buffon to revise his claims, Jefferson had the remains of a seven-foot ungulate shipped first class from New Hampshire to Paris. Unfortunately, Buffon died before he could make any revisions to his Histoire Naturelle, but the legend of the moose makes for a fascinating tale about Jefferson’s passion to prove that American nature deserved prestige. In Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose, Lee Alan Dugatkin vividly recreates the origin and evolution of the debates about natural history in America and, in so doing, returns the prize moose to its rightful place in American history.




Benchmark
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Category: Constitutional law
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Foundations of American Education
  • Author : L. Dean Webb,Arlene Metha,Kenneth Forbis Jordan
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Designed to help aspiring teachers to make informed decisions about their professional goals, this information guide to elementary and secondary teaching uses an interdisciplinary approach that concentrates on both theoretical and applied aspects of education. Balancing past, present and future appliactions of education, it offers practical coverage of the historical and philosophical roots of education, current educational structures, recent developments and projected futures.




Halcyon
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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