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American Sphinx

American Sphinx by Joseph J. Ellis
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Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character.  He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature.  American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; November 1998
464 pages; ISBN 9780375727467
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Title: American Sphinx
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
 
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0375727469
9780375727467
9780679764410