The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Norton Critical Editions 0)

The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Norton Critical Editions 0)

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This Norton Critical Edition seeks to give readers a full understanding of Thomas Jefferson's importance to the intellectual development of the United States, particularly in political theory and scientific learning; of Jefferson's role in the expansion of the territory and sovereignty of the United States; and of Jefferson's controversial relation to slavery and race as key issues in American history. The editor has selected Jefferson's most important published texts-A Summary View of the Rights of British America, the Declaration of Independence, and Notes on the State of Virginia-along with An Appendix to the Notes on Virginia Relative to the Murder of Logan's Family and his Message to Congress on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In addition, more than one hundred of Jefferson's letters (1760-1826) have been judiciously selected from his rich body of correspondence, allowing readers to see Jefferson as a person as well as a public figure. All texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations. "Contexts" reprints contemporary documents that place Jefferson and his writings within the early American Republic, including works by Thomas Paine, John Adams, Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, and Luther Martin. Also included are diverse and early responses to Jefferson and his writings by, among others, John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. "Criticism" provides representative works of modern interpretation and analysis that confirm Jefferson's continuing relevance. Included are twelve thought-provoking assessments from several disciplinary perspectives by, among others, Annette Gordon Reed, Peter Onuf, and Douglas L. Wilson. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

About Author

Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801-1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. He envisioned America as the force behind a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire. Wayne Franklin (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh) is Professor and Head of English, University of Connecticut. He is the author of James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years (the first volume of his definitive biography, from Yale University Press), The New World of James Fenimore Cooper, and Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America. He is the editor of American Voices, American Lives: A Documentary Reader and The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, A Norton Critical Edition, and co-editor, with Michael Steiner, of Mapping American Culture.


Preface A Note on the Texts Abbreviations The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774) From The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (1829): The Declaration of Independence Notes of the State of Virginia (1787) An Appendix to the Notes on Virginia Relative to the Murder of Logan's Family (1800) Message to Congress on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803 SELECTED LETTERS To John Harvie, January 14, 1760 To John Page, December 25, 1762 To Robert Skipwith, August 3, 1771 To Charles McPherson, February 25, 1773 To John Adams, May 16, 1777 To Giovanni Fabbroni, June 8, 1778 To the Chevalier d'Anmours, November 30, 1780 To J. P. G. Muhlenberg, January 31, 1781 To Francois Barbe-Marbois, March 4, 1781 To Francois Barbe-Marbois, December 20, 1781 To Charles Thomson, December 20, 1781 To Francois Barbe-Marbois, March 24, 1782 To Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, November 26, 1782 To George Rogers Clark, November 26, 1782 To Thomas Walker, September 25, 1783 To George Rogers Clark, December 4, 1783 To Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, January 16, 1784 To Charles Thomson, May 21, 1784 To James Madison, May 11, 1785 To Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux, June 7, 1785 To the Reverend Richard Price, August 7, 1785 To Peter Carr, August 19, 1785 To John Banister Jr., October 15, 1785 To James Madison, October 28, 1785 To James Madison, February 8, 1786 To Maria Cosway, October 12, 1786 To J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, January 15, 1787 To John Stockdale, February 27, 1787 To Madame la Comtesse de Tesse, March 20, 1787 To Martha Jefferson, March 28, 1787 To The Marquis de Lafayette, April 11, 1787 To Maria Cosway, April 24, 1788 To J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur, August 9, 1788 To The Reverend Richard Price, January 8, 1789 To John Trumbull, February 15, 1789 To Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789 To John Jay, July 19, 1789 To James Madison, September 6, 1789 To Mary Jefferson, April 11, 1790 To Mary Jefferson, June 13, 1790 To Martha Jefferson Randolph, December 23, 1790 To The Reverend William Smith, February 19, 1791 To Benjamin Banneker, August 30, 1791 To Martha Jefferson Randolph, January 15, 1792 To Thomas Paine, June 19, 1792 To Andre Michaux, c. April 30, 1793 To James Madison, June 9, 1793 To Angelica Schuyler Church, November 27, 1793 To John Adams, December 28, 1796 To James Madison, January 1, 1797 To Mary Jefferson Eppes, January 8, 1798 To Dr. Joseph Priestley, January 18, 1800 To Dr. Joseph Priestley, January 27, 1800 To Dr. Joseph Priestley, March 21, 1801 To Samuel Adams, March 29, 1801 To James Monroe, November 24, 1801 To Brother Handsome Lake, November 3, 1802 To Benjamin Hawkins, February 18, 1803 To William H. Harrison, February 27, 1803 To Meriwether Lewis, June 20, 1803 To General Horatio Gates, July 11, 1803 To John Tyler, June 28, 1804 To the Osages, July 12, 1804 To the Osages, July 16, 1804 To Constantin-Francois de Chasseb?uf, Comte de Volney, February 18, 1805 To the Osage and Other Indians, January 4, 1806 To Constantin-Francois de Chasseb?uf, Comte de Volney, February 11, 1806 To Joel Barlow, February 24, 1806 To John Norvell, June 14, 1807 To Thomas Jefferson Randolph, November 24, 1808 To John Hollins, February 19, 1809 To Henri Gregoire, February 25, 1809 To Horatio G. Spafford, May 14, 1809 To John Wyche, May 19, 1809 To John W. Campbell, September 3, 1809 To Benjamin Smith Barton, September 21, 1809 To C. and A. Conrad and Company, November 23, 1809 To James Madison, November 26, 1809 To General Tadeusz Ko?ciuszko, February 26, 1810 To Dr. Benjamin Rush, January 16, 1811 To Charles Willson Peale, August 20, 1811 To John Adams, January 21, 1812 To John Adams, June 11, 1812 To Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Madame de Stael-Holstein, May 24, 1813 To Paul Allen, August 5, 1813 To Paul Allen, August 18, 1813 To Nicholas Biddle, August 20, 1813 To John Adams, October 28, 1813 To Alexander von Humboldt, December 6, 1813 To Edward Coles, August 25, 1814 To Samuel H. Smith, September 21, 1814 To William Short, Esq., November 28, 1814 To John Adams, April 8, 1816 To Jose Correa da Serra, April 26, 1816 To Peter S. Du Ponceau, November 7, 1817 To John Adams, November 13, 1818 To John Holmes, April 22, 1820 To John Adams, October 12, 1823 To James Monroe, October 24, 1823 To Ellen W. Coolidge, August 27, 1825 To Dr. James Mease, September 26, 1825 To Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826 Contexts From Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America Now Met in General Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Cause and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms Thomas Paine ? From Common Sense Manuscript Notes on Resolutions of Congress Francois Barbe-Marbois ? Queries Concerning American States John Sullivan ? To Jefferson, March 12, 1784, with John McDuffee's Answers to Queries Concerning the Moose William Whipple ? To Jefferson, March 15, 1784, with Answers to Queries Concerning the Moose John Sullivan ? To Jefferson, with Memoranda on the Moose, June 22, 1784 Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, Chevalier de Chastellux ? From Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782 Luther Martin ? To the Honorable Thomas Jefferson, Esq. Vice-President of the United States, June 24, 1797 Criticism EARLY RESPONSES TO JEFFERSON AND HIS WRITINGS, 1802-1896 Thomas Kennedy ? Ode to the Mammoth Cheese (1802) James T. Callender ? From The President Again (1802) Abraham Bishop ? Oration, in Honor of the Election of President Jefferson, and the Peaceable Acquisition of Louisiana (1804) John Quincy Adams ? On the Discoveries of Captain Lewis (1807) William Cullen Bryant ? From The Embargo; or, Sketches of the Times (1808) Washington Irving ? From A History of New York (1809) James Fenimore Cooper ? From The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper (1823, 1830) George Henry Evans ? The Working Men's Declaration of Independence (1829) Elizabeth Cady Stanton ? Declaration of Sentiments (1848) Madison Hemings ? Memoirs (1873) Moses Coit Tyler ? The Declaration of Independence in the Light of Modern Criticism (1896) H. Trevor Colburn ? From Thomas Jefferson and the Rights of the Expatriated Man Merrill D. Peterson ? From The Notes on Virginia Fawn Brodie ? From Sally Hemings John C. Miller ? From Slavery and the Declaration of Independence Robert Lawson-Peebles ? From Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America Jay Fliegelman ? From Jefferson's Pauses Andrew Burstein ? From Jefferson and the Familiar Letter Annette Gordon-Reed ? From Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy Andrew Burstein ? From The Seductions of Thomas Jefferson MODERN ANALYSIS AND CRITICISM Robert M. S. McDonald ? From Thomas Jefferson's Changing Reputation as Author of the Declaration of Independence Peter Onuf ? From "We Shall All Be Americans" Douglas L. Wilson ? From The Evolution of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology Selected Bibliography Index

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  • Number Of Pages: 592
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