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Lost World of Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN-10: 0226064964

ISBN-13: 9780226064963

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel J. Boorstin

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In this classic work by one of America's most distinguished historians, Daniel Boorstin enters into Thomas Jefferson's world of ideas. By analysing writings of 'the Jeffersonian Circle,' Boorstin explores concepts of God, nature, equality, toleration, education and government in order to illuminate their underlying world view.The Lost World of Thomas Jeffersondemonstrates why on the 250th anniversary of his birth, this American leader's message has remained relevant to our national crises and grand concerns. "The volume is too subtle, too rich in ideas for anyone to do justice to it in brief summary, too heavily documented and too carefully wrought for anyone to dismiss its thesis. . . .…    
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List price: $12.95
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long
Language: English

A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, he has been visiting professor of American History at the Universities of Rome, Puerto Rico, Kyoto, and Geneva. He was the first incumbent of the chair of American History at the Sorbonne and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge. He taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years. In 1959 Columbia University awarded him its Bancroft Prize for The Americans: The…    

Preface to the 1993 Edition Preface
"The Influence of America on the Mind"
The Jeffersonian Circle
The Supreme Workman
Nature as the Work of Art
The Economy of Nature
The Apotheosis of Nature
The Equality of the Human Species
The Adaptability of Man
The Dispersion of the Human Species
Varieties of Mankind: the Indian and the Negro
The Fulfillment of Human Equality
The Physiology of Thought and Morals
"The made of Action Called Thinking"
The Happy Variety of Minds
The Perils of Metaphysics
The Moral Sense and the Life of Action
Jeffersonian Christianity
The Natural History of a New Society
Natural History and Political Science
The Use of Government
A Philosophy of Rights
The Sovereignty of the President Generation
The Quest for Useful Knowledge Conclusion
The Promise of Jeffersonian Thought
The God of the Republic