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Jefferson and The Rights of Man (original 1951; edition 1951)

by Dumas Malone

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Title:Jefferson and The Rights of Man
Authors:Dumas Malone
Info:Little Brown and Company (1951), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover
Collections:Your library, Biography (Early Republic 1789-1828, Biography (U.S. Political Leaders), Biography (U.S. Presidents), Biography (Revolutionary War 1775-1789)

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This review applies to the entire series, Jefferson and His Times.
Anyone who wants to understand a fraction of Jefferson, needs to start here. This work is the source that most academicians use. It is thorough and depends upon Jefferson's correspondence, editorials, reports, day books, conversations and memories. What more could you ever need? Heavily footnoted, this series puts to shame all other works on this great American. Some popular authors have written of Jefferson suggesting what he may have thought, or he may have done (Brody, anyone?) Malone is authoritative and needs not speculate. Read the series and then ask yourself, "Is it more likely than not that Jefferson fathered Sally Hemming's children?" I can only conclude that he did not. I remember when Clinton was president and, when incidents arose which questioned his fidelity, suddenly this old rumor became current. Someone interviewed the descendants of Hemmings and guess what? They all believed they were related to him! Isn't that peculiar? NO! What does a reasonable man expect them to say? Is it not more impressive to be part of a family that was sired by one of the greatest Americans or his philandering nephew, Peter Carr. All resurrected in the hope of distracting the American public from a current political scandal. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
1481 Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time Volume Two, by Dumas Malone (25 Mar 1978) This volume takes Jefferson up to 1792. It is really well-done, even though very pro-Jefferson. ( )
  Schmerguls | Jan 16, 2009 |
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The second volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography tells the story of the eventful middle years in the life of Thomas Jefferson: his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that conflict; his service as secretary of state in President George Washington's first cabinet; the crucial period of his first differences with Alexander Hamilton and the beginnings of his long struggle with the Federalists. .

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