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Author Hayes, Kevin J.

Title The road to Monticello : the life and mind of Thomas Jefferson / Kevin J. Hayes
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 738 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: The education of Thomas Jefferson -- Fire! -- A boy and his books -- A correct, classical scholar -- William and Mary -- The Williamsburg circle -- The limits of English law -- A shelf of notebooks -- Becoming a burgess -- Part II: Family and nation -- Domestic life and literary pursuits -- Rude Bard of the north -- A summary view of rights of British America -- The pen and the tomahawk -- The Declaration of Independence -- The book culture of Philadelphia and Williamsburg, contrasted -- Of law and learning -- Lines of communication -- Notes on the state of Virginia -- The narrow house -- An American odyssey -- Part III: Our man in Paris -- Bookman in Paris -- Talking about literature -- London town -- Summer of '86 -- An inquisitive journey through France and Italy -- A tour through Holland and the Rhine Valley -- Last days in Paris -- Part IV: Servant of the people -- The young idea -- The Anas -- Letters from a Virginia farmer -- The vice president and the printed word -- The first inaugural address -- The wall of separation -- "Life of Captain Lewis" -- The president as patron of literature -- Part V: Monticello -- Return to Monticello -- Letters to an old friend -- The Library of Congress -- The retirement library -- The life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth -- The autobiography -- The University of Virginia from dream to reality -- The life and soul of the university
Summary Book I: The Education of Thomas Jefferson. 1. Fire!. 2. A Boy and His Books. 3. A Correct, Classical Scholar. 4. William and Mary. 5. The Williamsburg Circle. 6. The Limits of English Law. 7. A Shelf of Notebooks. 8. Becoming a Burgess. Book II: Family and Nation. 9. Domestic Life and Literary Pursuits. 10. Rude Bard of the North. 11. A Summary View of the Rights of British America. 12. The Pen and the Tomahawk. 13. The Declaration of Independence. 14. The Book Culture of Philadelphia and Williamsburg, Contrasted. 15. Of Law and Learning. 16. Lines of Communication. 17. Notes on the State of V
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-709) and index
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Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Books and reading.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Influence.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Writing skill.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Monticello (Va.) -- History.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019971908X (electronic bk.)
9780199719082 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)