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Author Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. author.

Title In the hands of the people : Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship / edited and with an introduction by Jon Meacham ; afterword by Annette Gordon-Reed ; a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  323.60973 JEF    DUE 08-19-20
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  323.60973 JEF    RECENTLY RETURNED
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Description xxi, 98 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens, in both the government's responsibilities to its people and also the people's responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating collection, a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham has gathered Jefferson's most powerful and provocative reflections on the subject, drawn from public speeches and documents as well as his private correspondence. Still relevant centuries later, Jefferson's words provide a manual for U.S. citizenship in the twenty-first century. His thoughts will re-shape and revitalize the way readers relate to concepts including Freedom: "Divided we stand, united we fall." The importance of a free press:"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Public education: "Enlighten the public generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." Participation in government: A citizen should be "a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Citizenship -- United States.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Quotations.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Political and social views.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Added Author Thomas Jefferson Foundation, sponsoring body.
Meacham, Jon, editor.
Gordon-Reed, Annette, writer of afterword.
Added Title Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship
ISBN 9780593229316 (hardcover)
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