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Title:
Thomas Jefferson and the education of a citizen
Author:
Gilreath, James, 1947-
Publication Information:
Washington : Library of Congress : [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor], 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Essays published here were selected from a conference, held at the Library of Congress, May 13 to May 15, 1993; cosponsored by the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and the Institute of Early American Culture at Williamsburg, Va.

Shipping list no.: 99-0028-S.
Language:
English
Contents:
I. The public and private spheres. Citizens and families : a Jeffersonian vision of domestic relations and generational change / Michael Grossberg -- Binding ties : the public and domestic spheres in Jefferson's letters to his family / Frank Shuffelton -- Beyond education : Thomas Jefferson's "Republican" revision of the laws regarding children / Holly Brewer -- Jefferson, the family and civic education / Jan Lewis. II. An informed citizenry. Jefferson and literacy / Douglas L. Wilson -- Bulwark of revolutionary liberty : Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's programs for an informed citizenry / Richard D. Brown -- Thomas Jefferson and legal education in revolutionary America / Herbert A. Johnson -- "That knowledge most useful to us" : Thomas Jefferson's concept of utility in the education of republican citizens / Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr. -- Education and democracy : summary and comment / Benjamin R. Barber.

III. Influence of the old and new worlds. Thomas Jefferson and the old world : personal experience in the formation of early republican ideals / Elizabeth Wirth Marvick -- Why slaves can't read : the political significance of Jefferson's racism / James Oakes -- Thomas Jefferson's dualistic perceptions of Native Americans / Donald A. Grinde, Jr. -- The old and the new worlds : summary and comment / C. Vann Woodward. IV. A republic of citizens. Citizenship and change in Jefferson's constitutional thought / David N. Mayer -- Liberty and virtue : religion and Republicanism in Jeffersonian thought / Eugene R. Sheridan -- Ward republics : the wisest invention for self-government / Suzanne W. Morse. V. An international perspective. The education of those who govern / Ralph Ketcham -- Thomas Jefferson and his conception of happiness / Liu Zuochang.
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ISBN:
9780844409658
Format :
Book