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Declaration of Independence (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (Hardcover, 1st ed): Thomas Jefferson Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Thomas Jefferson
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Includes some 100 observations about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness-as well as art and culture-from the author of the Declaration of Independence. The new series look features a classic portrait of the author on the front cover with his signature printed below in gold foil.

Declaration of Independence (Hardcover, Side the Docume): Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence (Hardcover, Side the Docume)
Thomas Jefferson
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy.At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these "self-evident truths" alongside a list of grievances against King George's Britain, the Declaration of Independence justified the breaking of ties with "Mother England" and the formation of a new country. This gift edition, printed in two colors on acid-free paper, contains illustrations and biographies of the signers alongside the document itself.

The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback): Thomas Jefferson The Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson
R125 R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Save R23 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity, and in "The Jefferson Bible, "he highlights Christ's ethical teachings from the Gospels. Discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements and dogma, this volume reflects the deist view of religion, focusing on Jesus' message of absolute love and service.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 43 - 11 March to 30 June 1804 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 43 - 11 March to 30 June 1804 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by James P. McClure
R3,174 R2,341 Discovery Miles 23 410 Save R833 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After the congressional session ends, Jefferson leaves Washington and goes home to Monticello, where his ailing daughter Mary dies on 17 April. Among the letters of condolence he receives is one from Abigail Adams that initiates a brief resumption of their correspondence. While in Virginia, Jefferson immerses himself in litigations involving land. Back in the capital, he finds that he must reconcile differing opinions of James Madison and Albert Gallatin to settle a claim for diplomatic expenses. He corresponds with Charles Willson Peale about modifications to the polygraph writing machine. He prepares instructions for an expedition to explore the Arkansas and Red Rivers. William Clark and Meriwether Lewis send him maps and natural history specimens from St. Louis. Alexander von Humboldt visits Washington. News arrives that a daring raid led by Stephen Decatur Jr. has burned the frigate Philadelphia to deprive Tripoli of its use. Jefferson is concerned that mediation by Russia or France to obtain the release of the ship's crew could make the United States appear weak. Commodore Samuel Barron sails with frigates to reinforce the squadron in the Mediterranean. Jefferson appoints John Armstrong to succeed Robert R. Livingston as minister to France and attempts to persuade Lafayette to move to Louisiana. In Paris, Napoleon is proclaimed Emperor of the French. Jefferson has "brought peace to our Country and comfort to our Souls," John Tyler writes from Virginia.

Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by David Thomas Konig, Michael P. Zuckert
R3,150 R2,317 Discovery Miles 23 170 Save R833 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a law student and young lawyer in the 1760s, Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports. Even after abandoning his law practice, he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book to document the legal, historical, and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman. Indeed, he made entries in the notebook in preparation for his mission to France, as president of the United States, and near the end of his life. This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson's notebook. With more than 900 entries on such thinkers as Beccaria, Montesquieu, and Lord Kames, Jefferson's Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle of the evolution of Jefferson's searching mind. Jefferson's abstracts of common law reports, most published here for the first time, indicate his deepening commitment to whig principles and his incisive understanding of the political underpinnings of the law. As his intellectual interests and political aspirations evolved, so too did the content and composition of his notetaking. Unlike the only previous edition of Jefferson's notebook, published in 1926, this edition features a verified text of Jefferson's entries and full annotation, including essential information on the authors and books he documents. In addition, the volume includes a substantial introduction that places Jefferson's text in legal, historical, and biographical context.

Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence (Pocket Edition) (Paperback, 25th ed.): Thomas Jefferson Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence (Pocket Edition) (Paperback, 25th ed.)
Thomas Jefferson
R61 Discovery Miles 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jefferson's Western Explorations - Discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita....The Natchez... Jefferson's Western Explorations - Discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita....The Natchez Edition, 1806. A Facsimile. (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson, Doug Erickson, Paul Merchant, Jeremy Skinner
R1,533 Discovery Miles 15 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson's 1806 Message provided the U.S. Congress, the American people, and interested parties throughout the world with a summary not only of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, but of other expeditions of the time. The value of this "Message from the President, " in addition to its rarity, is in the wealth of information it provided to individuals in the early nineteenth century about the wilderness in the unknown West, and the insights provided to today's reader.

It is one of the rarest of printed items in the bibliography of early works on Lewis and Clark.

Jefferson's Search for Information. The 1806 Message is an example of the Jeffersonian value of and search for information about the western lands recently acquired from France. The Message brings together the most authoritative accounts of the Louisiana Purchase, combining information from the explorations of Lewis and Clark on the Missouri, William Dunbar and George Hunter on the Ouachita, and Dr. John Sibley's researches on the Red River territory into one report, introduced by Jefferson himself.

Editorial Background. The editors place the document in the context of Jefferson's interest in exploration of the West. They offer comparisons between the expeditions included in the Message and discuss the sources that assisted the leaders of these endeavors. A thorough history of the printer and his press is provided, along with an informative assessment of the location and provenance of known copies of the Natchez edition.

Additional material included. The Natchez reprint of the Message, appearing after versions published in Washington and New York, also includes extracts from Dunbar's journal, as well as significant botanical observations not printed in those earlier editions. As such, the Natchez reprint is distinctly valuable in providing this unique information--a printed facsimile of this item is long overdue.

Two appendices follow the text, including pages from the Washington edition not included in the Natchez edition, and a survey of correspondence of John Sibley available at the Library of Congress. The volume also includes four maps intended to accompany the original 1806 publications.

Four folding maps are included in a special envelope at the rear of the book. The facsimile is augmented by an extensive introduction, two appendices, works cited, index, and seven illustrations. Printed on acid-free paper and bound in rich moss-green cloth with gold foil-stamped spine and front cover. Issued in an edition of only 750 copies.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 13 - 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 13 - 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by J. Jefferson Looney
R3,154 R2,320 Discovery Miles 23 200 Save R834 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume's 598 documents span 22 April 1818 to 31 January 1819. Jefferson spends months preparing for a meeting to choose the site of the state university. He drafts the Rockfish Gap Report recommending the location of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville as well as legislation confirming this decision. Jefferson travels to Warm Springs to cure his rheumatism but instead contracts a painful infection on his buttocks. His enforced absence from Poplar Forest leads to detailed correspondence with plantation manager Joel Yancey. A work that Jefferson helped translate, Destutt de Tracy's Treatise on Political Economy, is finally published. Salma Hale visits Monticello and describes Jefferson's views on food, wine, and religion. In acknowledging an oration by Mordecai M. Noah, Jefferson remarks that the suffering of members of the Jewish faith "has furnished a remarkable proof of the universal spirit of religious intolerance." He receives long discussions of occult science and the nature of light by Robert Miller and Gabriel Crane. Abigail Adams dies, and Jefferson assures John Adams that their own demise will result in "an ecstatic meeting with the friends we have loved & lost and whom we shall still love and never lose again."

The Essential Jefferson (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Essential Jefferson (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by Jean M. Yarbrough
R949 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R191 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In substantial selections from his earliest writings, the Notes on Virginia, his public papers, and his personal correspondence, this volume traces the development of Jefferson's thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, political parties, and the separation of religion from politics. His proposals for the education of women, the emancipation of slaves, and the expatriation of Native Americans are included, along with a number of intimate letters illustrating the range of Jefferson's interests and offering a peek into his private life. Yarbrough's Introduction sets Jefferson's life and writing in context and illuminates the ways in which his understanding of human nature influenced his political views. A brief headnote introduces each selection and provides crucial background information; footnotes offer concise biographies of Jefferson's correspondents and identify other important figures and events. An index and select bibliography are also included.

The Declaration of Independence (Paperback): Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson 1
R322 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Co-author of the groundbreaking Empire and Multitude, Michael Hardt examines the Declaration of Independence and other texts by Jefferson, arguing that his powerful concept of democracy provides a biting critique of the current American administration. Introducing this collection of Jefferson's writings, Michael Hardt makes a powerful case for re-examining the foundational writings of this American revolutionary in order to reignite the dialogue that first conceived of a "land of the free."

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 15 - 1 September 1819 to 31 May 1820 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 15 - 1 September 1819 to 31 May 1820 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by J. Jefferson Looney
R3,153 R2,320 Discovery Miles 23 200 Save R833 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 618 documents in this volume span 1 September 1819 to 31 May 1820. Jefferson suffers from a "colic," recovery from which requires extensive rest and medication. He spends much time dealing with the immediate effects of the $20,000 addition to his debts resulting from his endorsement of notes for the bankrupt Wilson Cary Nicholas. Jefferson begins to correspond with his carpenter, the enslaved John Hemmings, as Hemmings undertakes maintenance and construction work at Poplar Forest. Jefferson and his allies in the state legislature obtain authorization for a $60,000 loan for the fledgling University of Virginia, the need for which becomes painfully clear when university workmen complain that they have not been paid during seven months of construction work. In the spring of 1820, following congressional discussion leading to the Missouri Compromise, Jefferson writes that the debate, "like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror," and that with regard to slavery, Americans have "the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go."

Notes on the State of Virginia (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Paperback, Critical edition): Thomas Jefferson The Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Paperback, Critical edition)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by Wayne Franklin
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Norton Critical Edition seeks to give readers a full understanding of Thomas Jefferson's importance to the intellectual development of the United States, particularly in political theory and scientific learning; of Jefferson's role in the expansion of the territory and sovereignty of the United States; and of Jefferson's controversial relation to slavery and race as key issues in American history. The editor has selected Jefferson's most important published texts-A Summary View of the Rights of British America, the Declaration of Independence, and Notes on the State of Virginia-along with An Appendix to the Notes on Virginia Relative to the Murder of Logan's Family and his Message to Congress on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In addition, more than one hundred of Jefferson's letters (1760-1826) have been judiciously selected from his rich body of correspondence, allowing readers to see Jefferson as a person as well as a public figure. All texts are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations. "Contexts" reprints contemporary documents that place Jefferson and his writings within the early American Republic, including works by Thomas Paine, John Adams, Francois-Jean de Beauvoir, and Luther Martin. Also included are diverse and early responses to Jefferson and his writings by, among others, John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. "Criticism" provides representative works of modern interpretation and analysis that confirm Jefferson's continuing relevance. Included are twelve thought-provoking assessments from several disciplinary perspectives by, among others, Annette Gordon Reed, Peter Onuf, and Douglas L. Wilson. A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Notes on the State of Virginia (1853) By - Thomas Jefferson (Paperback): Thomas Jefferson Notes on the State of Virginia (1853) By - Thomas Jefferson (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The US Constitution - The Constitution, Bill of Rights with all Amendments, Declaration of Independence (Paperback): Thomas... The US Constitution - The Constitution, Bill of Rights with all Amendments, Declaration of Independence (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies - From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson, Thomas... Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies - From the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Essential Jefferson (Paperback): Thomas Jefferson The Essential Jefferson (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by Jean M. Yarbrough
R346 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R46 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In substantial selections from his earliest writings, the Notes on Virginia, his public papers, and his personal correspondence, this volume traces the development of Jefferson's thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, political parties, and the separation of religion from politics. His proposals for the education of women, the emancipation of slaves, and the expatriation of Native Americans are included, along with a number of intimate letters illustrating the range of Jefferson's interests and offering a peek into his private life. Drawing on the best Jeffersonian scholarship of the last thirty years, Yarbrough's Introduction sets Jefferson's life and writing in context and illuminates the ways in which his understanding of human nature influenced his political views. information; footnotes offer concise biographies of Jefferson's correspondents and identify other important figures and events. An index and select bibliography are also included.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 41 - 11 July to 15 November 1803 (Hardcover, Edited by Barba): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 41 - 11 July to 15 November 1803 (Hardcover, Edited by Barba)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by Barbara B. Oberg
R3,347 R2,465 Discovery Miles 24 650 Save R882 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Louisiana Purchase dominates the months covered in this volume. Jefferson departs for Monticello to enjoy a needed respite after the busy three and a half months he has just spent in the nation's capital. Shortly before leaving Washington, he has a last meeting with his cabinet, after which he issues a proclamation to reconvene Congress on 17 October, three weeks early. It is the "great and weighty" business of the French government's stunning offer to transfer all of the Louisiana Territory to the United States that necessitates this important gathering. The event brings Jefferson enthusiastic congratulations from his friends and fellow Republicans. With Jefferson's great success, however, comes the reality of getting the agreement with France approved and implemented. The boundaries of the territory ceded are not even clear. In private letters to his trusted advisers, Jefferson discusses the proper course of action. Should both houses of Congress be called to consider the French offer? Is it prudent to make the substance of a treaty public? And perhaps most vexing, does this executive action require an amendment to the Constitution? Some Federalists criticize the plan, but an expansion of the nation's territory, proponents argue, will raise America's stature in the eyes of the world. With the widening of the country's borders, Jefferson's project to send an exploratory party westward seems even timelier. William Clark accepts Meriwether Lewis's invitation to join the expedition, and on the last day of August Lewis begins his journey down the Ohio River, the building of his boat finally complete.

Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson Jefferson Bible - The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson
R201 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson believed that the pure-principled teachings of Jesus should have been separated from the dogma and abuse of organized religion of the day. This led him to recast, by cutting and pasting from the gospels, a new narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus, where, according to Jefferson, "there will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man."

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 38 - 1 July to 12 November 1802 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 38 - 1 July to 12 November 1802 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by Barbara B. Oberg
R3,174 R2,341 Discovery Miles 23 410 Save R833 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Volume 38 opens on 1 July 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 12 November, when he is again there. For the last week of July and all of August and September, he resides at Monticello. Frequent correspondence with his heads of department and two visits with Secretary of State James Madison, however, keep the president abreast of matters of state. Upon learning in August of the declaration of war by Mawlay Sulayman, the sultan of Morocco, much of the president's and the cabinet's attention is focused on that issue, as they struggle to balance American diplomatic efforts with reliance on the country's naval power in the Mediterranean. Jefferson terms the sultan's actions "palpably against reason." In September, he addresses the concerns of the mayor of New York City and the governor of South Carolina that free blacks expelled from Guadeloupe by the French will be landed onto American shores. Although he believes the matter will be dealt with by the states, he also instructs Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin to direct custom house officers to be watchful. In late August, Jefferson is alerted that he has been touched by the "breath of Slander," when James T. Callender's accusations appear in the Richmond "Recorder" and make public his relationship with Sally Hemings. The president offers no comment, and a month later returns to Washington, where he continues planning for an impending visit by his daughters.

The Jefferson Bible (Paperback): Thomas Jefferson The Jefferson Bible (Paperback)
Thomas Jefferson
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A work of extraordinary historical and theological significance, The Jefferson Bible details Thomas Jefferson's famous attempt to retell the events of the New Testament without the inclusion of miracles or other supernatural elements. Conforming largely to the staunch deism of the time, Jefferson's interpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ rejects all forms of divine intervention, including the Trinity and resurrection.

Monument: Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America - Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America (Hardcover): Robert... Monument: Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America - Words of Four Presidents Who Sculpted America (Hardcover)
Robert Dallek; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt; Introduction by …
R557 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Letters of the Founders - The Correspondence between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson March 1791 - May 1793 (Paperback):... Letters of the Founders - The Correspondence between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson March 1791 - May 1793 (Paperback)
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 14 - 1 February to 31 August 1819 (Hardcover): Thomas Jefferson The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Volume 14 - 1 February to 31 August 1819 (Hardcover)
Thomas Jefferson; Edited by J. Jefferson Looney
R3,174 R2,341 Discovery Miles 23 410 Save R833 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 637 documents in this volume span 1 February to 31 August 1819. As a founding member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, Jefferson helps to obtain builders for the infant institution, responds to those seeking professorships, and orchestrates the establishment of a classical preparatory school in Charlottesville. In a letter to Vine Utley, Jefferson details his daily regimen of a largely vegetarian diet, bathing his feet in cold water each morning, and horseback riding. Continuing to indulge his wide-ranging intellectual interests, Jefferson receives publications on the proper pronunciation of Greek and discusses the subject himself in a letter to John Adams. Jefferson also experiences worrying and painful events, including hailstorm damage at his Poplar Forest estate, a fire in the North Pavilion at Monticello, the illness of his slave Burwell Colbert, and a fracas in which Jefferson's grandson-in-law Charles Bankhead stabs Jefferson's grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph on court day in Charlottesville. Worst of all, Jefferson's financial problems greatly increase when the bankruptcy of his friend Wilson Cary Nicholas leaves Jefferson responsible for $20,000 in notes he had endorsed for Nicholas.

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