Negro President

Jefferson and the Slave Power
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Product Number: C2333
Released: Nov 03, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402561849
Narrator/s: Garry Wills
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In "Negro President" the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills explores a pivotal moment in American history through the lens of Thomas Jefferson and the now largely forgotten Timothy Pickering, and "prods readers to appreciate essential aspects of our distressed but well-intentioned representative democracy" (Chicago Tribune). In 1800 Jefferson won the presidential election with Electoral College votes derived from the three-fifths representation of slaves - slaves who could not vote but were still partially counted as citizens. Moving beyond the recent revisionist debate over Jefferson's own slaves and his relationship with Sally Hemings, Wills instead probes the heart of Jefferson's presidency and political life, revealing how the might of the slave states remained a concern behind his most important policies and decisions. In an eye-opening, ingeniously argued exposE, Wills restores Timothy Pickering and the Federalists' dramatic struggle to our understanding of Jefferson, the creation of the new nation, and the evolution of our representative democracy.


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Negro President
Product Number: BX00074340
Product Number:C2333
Product Number:Z14737

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Author(s): Garry Wills
Narrator(s): Garry Wills
Product Number Z14737
Released: Sep 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980013853

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