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 The Early Republic: Thomas Jefferson's Philosophy of History and the Future of American Christianity

Johann Neem

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Thomas Jefferson is famous for believing that reason would moderate American Christianity. In time, he prophesied, Americans would replace faith‐based Christianity with a Unitarian Christianity ... More


Sally Hemings

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One of the most controversial developments in the history of Jefferson's reputation has been his relationship with Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman at Monticello. First reported in 1802 the ... More


Jefferson's Papers

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Having established the importance of primary sources to Jefferson's understanding of history, Jefferson carefully preserved the corpus of his personal papers-more than forty thousand letters as well ... More


State and People the American Revolution

David Armstrong

in Revolution and World Order: The Revolutionary State in International Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198275282
eISBN:
9780191598739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198275285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While there are important differences between the American Revolution and other revolutions, there are also some striking similarities. The basic ideas of the American outlook on international ... More


Monticello

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Jefferson's posthumous reputation has been closely tied to the history of his home, Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. This chapter traces the history of Monticello during the nineteenth ... More


Jefferson's Epitaph

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One his tombstone Jefferson noted just three achievements-his authorship of the American Declaration of Independence; his authorship of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; and his role in the ... More


Slavery

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most contentious aspect of Jefferson's legacy concerns slavery. Since 1776 people have pondered the ethical and moral dilemma posed by the fact that Jefferson, who declared “all men are created ... More


Introduction: The Estimation of the World

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introduction provides an overview of the history of Thomas Jefferson's reputation. It describes the four stages of Jefferson's reputation since his death in 1826. It places this study in the ... More


The Revolution

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers Jefferson's efforts to shape the history of the American Revolution and his role in the creation of the American republic. It argues that Jefferson sought to promote his own ... More


America and the World

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Jefferson vision was premised on an assumption that the American Revolution had initiated a global republican movement—which found expression in the French Revolution and the Latin American ... More


The Mentality of Federalism in 1800

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Thomas Jefferson believed that the “revolution of 1800” had been in the nature of things bound to occur, and that the revolution would in all likelihood be a permanent one. The influence and ... More


History

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers Thomas Jefferson's understanding of history. It considers Jefferson's study of history and what he understood the purpose of historical study to be. It places Jefferson's ... More


Jefferson and the Yeoman Republic

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Thomas Jefferson's view of the city, as embodying forces which were foreign, unnatural, and corrupting to the morals of his fellow-citizens, was one to which he would hold throughout the remainder of ... More


Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Roger G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was ... More


Jefferson, Madison, and Marshall: The Law of Nations and the New Republic

Mark Weston Janis

in America and the Law of Nations 1776-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579341
eISBN:
9780191722653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579341.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

No group of America's leaders has ever been more mindful of the law of nations than were the Founding Fathers. This chapter tells a little of that story. It begins with American perceptions of the ... More


After the War

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By wars' end, dissenters had still not achieved full religious liberty, with continuing administration of some social and governmental activities granted to Anglican vestries; yet, with the necessity ... More


Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Francis Cogliano

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy is the first major study of Jefferson's reputation in half a century. It is concerned with Jefferson-both as something Jefferson made and something he sought ... More


Jefferson as Secretary of State

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Thomas Jefferson's road to becoming the Secretary of State, the accusation that Alexander Hamilton supposedly preempted Jefferson's functions as Secretary of State, as well as ... More


The Early Republic: Establishment

Justin Crowe

in Building the Judiciary: Law, Courts, and the Politics of Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152936
eISBN:
9781400842575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152936.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the establishment of the federal judiciary from the beginning of George Washington's first term as president in 1789 to the end of Thomas Jefferson's first term in 1805. It ... More


Locke, Jefferson, and the Amerindian

Barbara Arneil

in John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279679
eISBN:
9780191684296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279679.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The extent to which John Locke has influenced the political development of the United States, particularly during the revolutionary period, has been analysed in great depth. While some scholars claim ... More


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