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The Resource Thomas Jefferson's education, Alan Taylor

Thomas Jefferson's education, Alan Taylor

Label
Thomas Jefferson's education
Title
Thomas Jefferson's education
Statement of responsibility
Alan Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize- winning historian, a brilliant, absorbing study of Jefferson and his campaign to save Virginia through education. By turns entertaining and tragic, this beautifully crafted history reveals the origins of a great university in the dilemmas of Virginia slavery. Thomas Jefferson shares center stage with his family and fellow planters, all dependent on the labor of enslaved black families. With a declining Virginia yielding to commercially vibrant northern states, Jefferson in 1819 proposed to build a university to educate and improve the sons of the planter elite. They, he hoped, might one day lead a revitalized Virginia free of slavery-- and free of the former slaves. Jefferson's campaign to build the university was a contest for the future of a state and the larger nation. Although he prevails, Jefferson's vision of reform through education is hobbled by the actions of genteel students whose defiant sense of honor derived from owning slaves. It is the women of this hypermasculine society-- particularly Jefferson's granddaughters--who redeem the best elements of his legacy"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Alan
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.T39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • University of Virginia
  • Education, Higher
  • Slavery
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Label
Thomas Jefferson's education, Alan Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-418) aand index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College -- Revolution -- Honor -- Mountain -- Slavery -- Schools -- Buildings -- Professors -- Students -- Ends
Control code
on1084397243
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 426 pages
Isbn
9780393358575
Lccn
2019014796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1084397243
Label
Thomas Jefferson's education, Alan Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-418) aand index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
College -- Revolution -- Honor -- Mountain -- Slavery -- Schools -- Buildings -- Professors -- Students -- Ends
Control code
on1084397243
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 426 pages
Isbn
9780393358575
Lccn
2019014796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1084397243

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