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Contributor Hendrickson, David C. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Summary Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen. Physical description xvi, p. Online Available online. Full view. Green Library. T83 Unknown. More options. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.
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Contributor Hendrickson, David C. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.
Summary Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen. Zach rated it did not like it Jul 23, Timothy Monahan rated it really liked it Jan 04, Christal rated it liked it May 08, William rated it liked it Aug 03, Aline rated it really liked it Jan 25, Jan 26, Mr. Monahan added it. With excellent historiographical references and incredibly detailed annotations, the authors establish the baseline of their work: Jefferson diplomatic coup in acquiring the Louisiana Territory from a powerful Napoleon.
Tucker and Hendrickson then aspire to build on scholarship that suggests an alternate reality: a Jefferson of sworn opposition to European entanglements panicking, and then dragging his feet in a diplomatic waiting game, desperate to secure deposit rights in New Orleans.
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The result is a tarnished Jefferson, deprived of his pristine diplomatic crown-jewel; or at least deprived of its former magnitude. What is more convincing about the work of Tucker and Hendrickson is not its attempt to discredit Jefferson as a politician, but its success a striping the idea that one man, alone, can be responsible for such momentous shifts in power, policy, or in this case land. The Louisiana Purchase in Empire of Liberty is not the familiar textbook tale of Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, and Monroe courageously improvising a monumental real estate deal that would secure America from European aspiration and guarantee prosperity in the West.
It would seem this work of scholarship makes clear yet more reflection on Jefferson and the legacy that goes with his name. Nick Paul rated it it was ok Aug 22, Jon Flashnick rated it really liked it Aug 05, Rob rated it really liked it Jul 22, Lauren rated it really liked it Sep 12, Isaiah rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Joshua R. Haar rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Lindsay rated it liked it Aug 02, Karl marked it as to-read Jul 12, Michael Tice marked it as to-read Dec 01, Tim is currently reading it Dec 06, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, G Hodges marked it as to-read Jan 14, Laura Grow-Nyberg marked it as to-read Mar 18, Willem added it Apr 06, Blake marked it as to-read Jun 14, Kimberly added it Jun 24, Susan Oconnell marked it as to-read Aug 05, Jerome marked it as to-read Oct 09,
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