Download PDF Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-09-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
Download PDF Jefferson's Scissors by Louis W. Perry and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-03-12 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many books have appeared that argue at the ends of the Christian spectrum on the reality of God. On the left there are such books as, God Is Not Great (Christopher Hitchens) arguing that a god and religion are not needed in todays world, and at the far right Fundamentalists push books which speak of near term disasters to non-believers of God, The Rapture and The Second Coming of Jesus (Finis Dake). Compounding the agitation on sides has been the religious bias of the Bush Administration which has push religious ideology into positions in the government at the federal level with power to diminish sciences contribution to our country and at the state level to lower the standards for science education of students. Outraged scientists fear the future of a country where of the population believe in angels and only one-quarter believe that our ancestors were ape-like. Darwin is now both a science hero and an enemy to the religious. Embattled religious fundamentalists fear that modernity is changing the country into a secular materialistic nation and push to convert the country into a Christian nation. Heightened activity from both sides to attract converts has only increase the conflicts. Neither of these extremes addresses the question of how to bring all three parties, all needed in the future, together to reduce conflicts. Understanding the profound and interlinked changes to religion, science and governance forged by modernity is necessary to support a solution to the conflicts of religion with science and democracy today. Jeffersons Scissors presents a path to a solution to the conflicts by defining acceptable roles for religion and science in our secular democracy by employing a common link between religion, science and democracy that can bring citizens together even with a wide diversity of beliefs. The insight into a solution to the conflicts was first evolved by Thomas Jefferson during his personal search for his own philosophy.
Download PDF Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood by Brian Steele and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-30 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book emphasises the centrality of nationhood to Thomas Jefferson's thought and politics, envisioning Jefferson as a cultural nationalist whose political project sought the alignment of the American state system with the will and character of the nation. Jefferson believed that America was the one nation on earth able to realise in practice universal ideals to which other peoples could only aspire. He appears in the book as the essential narrator of what he once called the 'American Story': as the historian, the sociologist and the ethnographer; the political theorist of the nation; the most successful practitioner of its politics; and its most enthusiastic champion. The book argues that reorienting Jefferson around the concept of American nationhood recovers an otherwise easily missed coherence to his political career and helps make sense of a number of conundrums in his thought and practice"--
Download PDF Lewis & Clark by Walter Hazen and published by Lorenz Educational Press. This book was released on 2003-09-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Color Overheads Included! Join the Lewis and Clark Expedition an exciting journey into the uncharted wilderness of western North America. Charged by President Jefferson in 1804 to gather information and explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery up the Missouri River, across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. The activities in this book provide insight into the geography, natural resources, plant and animal life of the region, as well as the culture of the various Native American tribes the Corps of Discovery encountered along the way. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents.
Download PDF Siblings by C. Dallett Hemphill and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America. Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory. This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.
Download PDF History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville by and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Thomas Jefferson by Max Lerner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-12 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the course of more than six decades as an author, journalist, and professor, Max Lerner studied and assessed many presidents, yet Thomas Jefferson received his most sustained attention. To Lerner, Jefferson came closest in the American context to Plato's "philosopher-king," the ideal thinker and leader. Because of his keen sense of Jefferson's virtues and his unique place in United States history, Lerner began work on a book about Jefferson in 1957, rewriting it several times throughout his life, always with the intention of introducing general readers to "a thinker and public figure of enduring pertinence." In this volume, Lerner uses the facts of Jefferson's life and work as the springboard to insightful analysis and informed assessment. In considering Jefferson, Lerner combines biographical information, historical background, and analytical commentary. The result is a biographical-interpretive volume, a primer about Jefferson that not only describes his accomplishments, but discusses his problems and failures. As political figures have declined in esteem in recent decades, the media has probed deeper into previously private lives. Historians, biographers, and others have revealed personal details about deceased prominent figures. Two centuries after he helped create America, Jefferson remains a figure of enduring fascination within academic circles and beyond. Max Lerner helps explain and clarify not only this unending fascination, but the timeless relevance of the nation's devoutly democratic yet singularly authentic "philosopher-king."
Download PDF Children and Youth in a New Nation by James Marten and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Framed in Article II of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution-the need for presidential initiative in administering the law and providing foreign policy leadership, the importance of maintaining congressional control over policymaking, and the imperative to ensure that the president be accountable to the public. Krent’s examination is sweeping, ranging from the president's ability to appoint and remove executive branch officials, to the president's role in proposing and implementing treaties and the power to conduct war, to the extent the president can refuse to turn over information in response to congressional and judicial requests. Finally, Krent addresses the history and purposes of presidential pardons. By drawing on historic and contemporary presidential actions to illustrate his points, Krent reminds us that the president is both an exalted leader with the regalia of power and an American who is and should be accountable to fellow citizens-important considerations as we elect and assess our presidents.
Download PDF Condensed History of Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio by Cornelius Udell and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Jefferson County, Pennsylvania her pioneers and people, 1800-1915 by W.J. McKnight and published by Рипол Классик. This book was released on 1917 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF History of the United States of America: The second administration of Thomas Jefferson, 1805 -1809 by Henry Adams and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF United States from the Discovery of the North American Continent Up to the Present Time by Julian Hawthorne and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Sutton Publishing Co.'s Madison, Vevay, Vernon, North Vernon, and Jefferson County Directory [for] 1887-88 by and published by . This book was released on 1887 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: