In the hands of the people : Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship
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Meacham, Jon, editor,
Ragosta, John A., editor.
Gordon-Reed, Annette, writer of afterword.
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, sponsoring body.
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New York : Random House, [2020].
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Book
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First edition.
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xxi, 98 pages ; 20 cm.
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1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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323.60973 Jef
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-98).
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"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.
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Jefferson, T., Meacham, J., Ragosta, J. A., & Gordon-Reed, A. (2020). In the hands of the people: Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship. First edition. New York: Random House.

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Thomas Jefferson et al.. 2020. In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson On Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship. New York: Random House.

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Thomas Jefferson et al., In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson On Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship. New York: Random House, 2020.

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Jefferson, Thomas, Jon Meacham, John A. Ragosta, and Annette Gordon-Reed. In the Hands of the People: Thomas Jefferson On Equality, Faith, Freedom, Compromise, and the Art of Citizenship. First edition. New York: Random House, 2020. Print.

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