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Thomas Jefferson, Library of Congress

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Library of Congress
Section IV: “Religion and the Federal Government”

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America, Library of Congress
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Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation, Library of Congress


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Title: Jefferson and His Legacy
Speaker: Joseph Ellis, Annette Gordon-Reed
Event Date: 07/25/2000
Running Time: 35 minutes

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Read More About It

  • De Mooy, Kees, ed. The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Citadel Press, 2003.
  • Ellis, Joseph. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
  • Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997. Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. David Waldstreicher, ed. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
  • Maier, Pauline. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
  • Peterson, Merrill. The Jefferson Image in the American Mind. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • Thomas Jefferson: Genius of Liberty. Introduction by Garry Wills. New York: Viking Studio in Association with the Library of Congress, 2000. Wilson, Douglas L. Jefferson’s Books. Charlottesville: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1996.

For Younger Readers

  • Ferris, Jeri. Thomas Jefferson: Father of Liberty. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1998.
  • Gilbin, James Cross. Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Biography. Illustrated by Michael Dooling. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1994.
  • Harness, Cheryl. Thomas Jefferson. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2004.
  • Kukla, Amy and Jon Kukla. Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Happiness New York: Power Plus Books, 2005.
  • Severance, John B. Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy. New York: Clarion Books, 1998.