The Resource Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks : poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president, edited and introduced by Jonathan Gross

Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks : poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president, edited and introduced by Jonathan Gross

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Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks : poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president
Title
Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks
Title remainder
poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president
Statement of responsibility
edited and introduced by Jonathan Gross
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
While in office from 1801 to 1809, Thomas Jefferson cut and pasted into homemade scrapbooks hundreds of poems of nation - early odes to the still coalescing republic - family, and romantic love. He gave the books as gifts to his granddaughters and for nearly 200 years it was believed the girls had compiled the collections themselves. No previous biography of Jefferson has drawn on this important resource. In unexpected ways this groundbreaking work will help demystify "the American sphinx." 243 of the poems that captured Jefferson's imagination are published here for the first time, with essays, annotations and photographs that make this historically important and revealing volume a delight to explore. Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks shows our third president's taste for sentimental verse and abolitionist poems, and will modify his reputation as a strict neo-classicist. It includes a poem by Benjamin Franklin, several odes on the death of Alexander Hamilton, poems by women writers who have not been fully recovered in recent anthologies, and corrects the assumption that newspaper verse did not shape Jefferson's thinking on foreign affairs. Jefferson's interest in young American poets will surprise even his biographers who do not always include his literary tastes while in office in their studies of the man. And numerous anti-Federalist poems will correct the view of Jefferson as a reluctant politician
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1743-1826
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Thomas
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.9
LC item number
.S33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1743-1826
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Gross, Jonathan Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Scrapbooks
  • American poetry
Label
Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks : poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president, edited and introduced by Jonathan Gross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-556) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm65340914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 570 pages
Isbn
9781586421076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781586421076
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)65340914
Label
Thomas Jefferson's scrapbooks : poems of nation, family, & romantic love collected by America's third president, edited and introduced by Jonathan Gross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-556) 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
ocm65340914
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 570 pages
Isbn
9781586421076
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006007575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781586421076
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)65340914

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