The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private

by Thomas Jefferson

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - North American History Series

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private Synopsis

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third United States President (1801-9) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. An advocate of republicanism, he envisioned America as an 'Empire of Liberty' that would strive to promote freedom around the world. First published in 1853-4, this nine-volume edition of Jefferson's writings shows the breadth of his intellectual and political interests. His autobiography, letters, diaries and political memoranda reflect a life lived at the centre of pivotal events, including the French and American Revolutions, and the founding of a new nation. Through them we discover his contribution to the pursuit of world peace, the evolving relationships between the United States and the European powers, and the development of the American constitution and judicial system. Volume 4 contains letters written after Jefferson's return from Europe in 1789, and during his time as Secretary of State, Vice-President and President.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108032902
Publication date: 22nd September 2011
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 610 pages
Categories: Autobiography: historical, political & military, Political leaders & leadership, History of the Americas, Colonialism & imperialism, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Diaries, letters & journals,

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