A brilliant, original study of Jefferson's psthumous reputation and of its influence on American political thought from the 1820s through the 1930s.
(The New Yorker
A valuable book, a storehouse of information, on when and why Jefferson's reputation rose and fell, and phoenix-like rose again.
A 'must' for all students of Thomas Jefferson.
About the Author
Merrill D. Peterson is Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Virginia. His many publications include Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue; Lincoln in American Memory; The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay and Calhoun; Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography; and Visitors to Monticello [Virginia].