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The Resource Thomas Jefferson : draftsman of a nation, Natalie S. Bober

Thomas Jefferson : draftsman of a nation, Natalie S. Bober

Label
Thomas Jefferson : draftsman of a nation
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Title remainder
draftsman of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Natalie S. Bober
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the first page, we are taken into Jefferson's world, to help us understand what it meant to be a man of his time. ... He served two terms in the White House but the achievements most important to him were as the architect of Monticello and as designer and founder of the University of Virginia, which stands today as a living monument to his belief in the importance to a democracy of higher education that is open to everyone. The Jefferson revealed here is distinguished by his often contradictory nature but also by his optimism, his curiosity, and his exceptional sense of his own place in history."--BIP
Review
Gr 9 Up— In this update to Thomas Jefferson: Man on a Mountain (S & S, 1988), Bober addresses the new scholarship that has emerged and revisits her assessment of controversy surrounding Jefferson's "shadow family" with slave Sally Hemings. As with the earlier biography, readers will be captivated by the honest portrayal of a man caught in the maelstrom of extraordinary times. This is a very human accounting of Jefferson, who partied as a youth, rallied for independence as a college and law student, mastered his studies, and chose stunning mentors. The author draws on his voluminous correspondences and writings and presents a full and complex portrait of the man and his legacy. She states that "the institution of slavery resonated through his life. Perhaps nowhere was this more powerfully illustrated than in his own home." Jefferson's story is one every YA needs to know, and this excellent, well-documented edition is a must-have.—Kathy Lehman, Thomas Dale High School Library, Chester, VA --Kathy Lehman (Reviewed August 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 8, p130)
Biography type
individual biography
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206756
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bober, Natalie S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Monticello (Va.)
  • Presidents
  • Slaves
  • Plantation life
  • Presidents
  • Slaves
  • Plantations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
draftsman of a nation
Label
Thomas Jefferson : draftsman of a nation, Natalie S. Bober
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006032722.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780813926322
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813926322
  • (OCoLC)74964184
Label
Thomas Jefferson : draftsman of a nation, Natalie S. Bober
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006032722.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
635658
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780813926322
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813926322
  • (OCoLC)74964184

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