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The Resource Jefferson's empire : the language of American nationhood, Peter S. Onuf

Jefferson's empire : the language of American nationhood, Peter S. Onuf

Label
Jefferson's empire : the language of American nationhood
Title
Jefferson's empire
Title remainder
the language of American nationhood
Statement of responsibility
Peter S. Onuf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Thomas Jefferson believed that the American revolution was a transformative moment in the history of political civilization. He hoped that his own efforts as a founding statesman and theorist would help construct a progressive and enlightened order for the new American nation that would be a model and inspiration for the world. Peter S. Onuf's new book traces Jefferson's vision of the American future to its roots in his idealized notions of nationhood and empire
  • "Peter S. Onuf's book traces Jefferson's vision of the American future to its roots in his idealized notions of nationhood and empire. Onuf's recognition that Jefferson's famed egalitarianism was elaborated in an imperialist context yields original interpretations of our national identity and our ideas of race, of westward expansion and the Civil War, and of American global dominance in the twentieth century." "In Onuf's view, Jefferson's quest to define a new American identity also shaped his ambivalent conceptions of slavery and Native American rights." "Jefferson's ideas about race reveal the limitations of his conception of American nationhood. Yet, as Onuf strikingly documents, Jefferson's vision of a republican empire - a regime of peace, prosperity, and union without coercion - continues to define and expand the boundaries of American national identity."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Onuf, Peter S
Dewey number
973.4/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.O58 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • United States
  • United States
  • Republicanism
  • Liberalism
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Républicanisme
  • Libéralisme
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Politieke ideeën
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Imperialisme
  • Territorium
  • Politisches Denken
  • Ausdehnung
  • USA
Label
Jefferson's empire : the language of American nationhood, Peter S. Onuf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) 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
42002566
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813920900
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99039129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42002566
Label
Jefferson's empire : the language of American nationhood, Peter S. Onuf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) 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
42002566
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813920900
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99039129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)42002566

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