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The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson / by Forrest McDonald.

By: McDonald, Forrest.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American presidency series: Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [1976]Copyright date: ©1976Description: xi, 201 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portrait ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0700601473; 9780700601479; 9780700603305 (pbk.); 0700603301 (pbk.).Subject(s): Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1809Additional physical formats: Online version:: Presidency of Thomas Jefferson.DDC classification: 320.9/73/046 Other classification: 89.40
Partial contents:
The faithful and the crisis of faith -- The republican tack: At home, 1801-1803 -- The republican tack: Abroad, 1801-1803 -- Turbulence in domestic waters: 1804-1805 -- Turbulence in European waters: 1805-1806 -- The raging storm: 1806-1807 -- Shipwreck: 1808 -- Epilogue: The crisis and the faith.
Summary: "Thomas Jefferson occupies a special niche in the hagiology of American Founding Fathers. His name is invoked for a staggering range of causes; statists and libertarians, nationalists and States' righters, conservatives and radicals all claim his blessing. In this book, Forrest McDonald examines Jefferson's performance as the nation's leader, evaluating his ability as a policy-maker, administrator, and diplomat."--Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-191) and index.

The faithful and the crisis of faith -- The republican tack: At home, 1801-1803 -- The republican tack: Abroad, 1801-1803 -- Turbulence in domestic waters: 1804-1805 -- Turbulence in European waters: 1805-1806 -- The raging storm: 1806-1807 -- Shipwreck: 1808 -- Epilogue: The crisis and the faith.

"Thomas Jefferson occupies a special niche in the hagiology of American Founding Fathers. His name is invoked for a staggering range of causes; statists and libertarians, nationalists and States' righters, conservatives and radicals all claim his blessing. In this book, Forrest McDonald examines Jefferson's performance as the nation's leader, evaluating his ability as a policy-maker, administrator, and diplomat."--Publisher.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Forrest McDonald was born in Orange, Texas on January 7, 1927. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received a doctorate there in 1955. He taught history at Brown University, Wayne State University, and the University of Alabama, where he retired in 2002. He wrote more than a dozen books including Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution, The American Presidency: An Intellectual History, and biographies of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. He died of heart failure on January 19, 2016 at the age of 89. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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