Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Thomas Jefferson" by M. Andrew Holowchak

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Primary Literature

General

  • WTJ1: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and Other Writings, Official and Private: Published by the Order of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library, from the Original Manuscripts, Deposited in the Department of State, 9 vols., H.A. Washington (ed.), Washington: Taylor & Maury, 1853–54.
  • WTJ2: The Works of Thomas Jefferson, 12 vols., P.L. Ford (ed.), New York: Putnam, 1902.
  • WTJ3: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Definitive Edition, 20 vols., A.A. Lipscomb and A.E. Bergh (ed.), Washington: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1907.
  • WTJ4: The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 42 Vols. (to date), J. Boyd et al. (ed.), Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950–present.
  • WTJ5: Thomas Jefferson: Writings, M.D. Peterson (ed.), New York: Library of America, 1984.
  • WTJ6: Early History of the University of Virginia, J.W. Randolph (ed.), Richmond, VA: C.H. Wynne, 1856.

Specific Works

  • [Au] Autobiography, in WTJ5: 1–101.
  • [B] Jefferson’s Bible, in Holowchak 2019c: 29–90.
  • [BG] Bill 79: Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 1779, in WTJ5: 365–73. [BG available online] (Scholar)
  • [BL] Bill 81: A Bill for Establishing a Public Library, 1779, WTJ4: 544–45. [BL available online]
  • [BP] Bill for Establishing a System of Public Education, 1817, in WTJ6: 413–27.
  • [BR] Bill 82: Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1779, in WTJ5: 346–48. [BR available online]
  • [BWM] Bill 80: A Bill for Amending the Constitution of the College of William and Mary, and Substituting More Certain Revenues for Its Support, 1779, WTJ4: 535–43. [BWM available online]
  • [CV] Draft Constitution for Virginia, 1776, in WTJ5: 336–45.
  • [D] Declaration of Independence, 1776, in WTJ5: 19–24.
  • [DB] Letter to Danbury Baptist Association, 1802, in WTJ5: 510.
  • [E] Epitaph, in WTJ5: 706.
  • [F] Opinion on the French Treaties, 1793, in WTJ5: 442–43. [[F] available online]
  • [I1] Inaugural Address, 1801, in WTJ5: 492–96. [I1 available online]
  • [L] Letters, in WTJ1, WTJ2, WTJ3, WTJ4 or WTJ5: 711–1517.
  • [LCB] Literary Commonplace Book,1989, ed. Douglas L. Wilson, Jefferson’s Literary Commonplace Book, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • [NR] Notes on Religion, in WTJ4, Vol. 1: 555–58.
  • [NV] Notes on the State of Virginia, 1785, in Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, William Peden (ed.), Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1954. (Scholar)
  • [R] Rockfish Gap Report, 1818, in WTJ5: 457–73. [[R] available online]
  • [S] Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1774, in WTJ5: 103–22.

Secondary Literature:

  • Adams, J., “John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 6 August 1822,” Founders Online, National Archives, accessed September 29, 2019, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-7674. (Scholar)
  • Arrowood, C.F., 1930 [1970], Thomas Jefferson and Education in a Republic, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.. (Scholar)
  • Binger, C., 1970, Thomas Jefferson: A Well-Tempered Mind, New York: W.W. Norton & Co. (Scholar)
  • Boles, John B., 2017, Jefferson: Architect of AmericanLiberty, New York: Basic Books.
  • Bolingbroke, H., 1752, Reflections concerning Innate Moral Principles, London: S. Blandon. (Scholar)
  • Bowers, C., 1943, “Jefferson and the Freedom of the Human Spirit”, Ethics, 53(4): 237–45. (Scholar)
  • Burstein, A., 2005, Jefferson’s Secrets, New York: Basic Books. (Scholar)
  • Catterall, Helen Tunnicliff, ed., 1968, Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro, Vol. 1, New York: Octagon Books, Inc. (Scholar)
  • Chinard, G., 1929, Thomas Jefferson: The Apostle of Americanism, Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1962. (Scholar)
  • Cohen, W., 1969, “Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Slavery”, Journal of American History, 3: 503–26. (Scholar)
  • Cunningham, N.E., 1987, In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. (Scholar)
  • Cuvier, G., 1817, The Animal Kingdom, Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization, vol. 1, H. M’Murtrie (trans.), New York: G & C & H Carvill, 1831. (Scholar)
  • Dawidoff, R., 1993, “The Jeffersonian Option”, Political Theory, 21(3): 434–52. (Scholar)
  • Destutt de Tracy, A.L.C., 1818/1827, Éléments d’Ideologie, vol. 5, Bruxelles: Courcier.
  • Dixon, R., 2013, “Thomas Jefferson: A Lawyer’s Path to a Legal Philosophy”, in Holowchak 2013d: 15–39. (Scholar)
  • Erikson, E., 1974, Dimensions of a New Reality: Jefferson Lectures 1973, New York: W.W. Norton & Company. (Scholar)
  • Ferguson, A., 1767, An Essay on the History of Civil Society, London. (Scholar)
  • Finkelman, P., 1994, “Thomas Jefferson and Antislavery: The Myth Goes On”, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 102(2): 193–228. (Scholar)
  • Gaustad, E.S., 1984, “Religion”, in Peterson 1984: 277–93. (Scholar)
  • Gish, D., and D. Klinghard, 2017, Thomas Jefferson and the Science of Republican Government: A Political Biography of Notes on the State of Virginia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Goldsmith, O., 1774, An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, 8 vols., Philadelphia: Edward Poole, 1823. (Scholar)
  • Greene, J.C., 1958, “Science and the Public in the Age of Jefferson”, Isis, 49(1): 13–25. (Scholar)
  • Gutzman, K.R.C., 2017, Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, New York: St. Martin’s Press (Scholar)
  • Helo, A., 2013, Thomas Jefferson’s Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Helvétius, C.A., 1810, Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and his Education, W. Hooper, M.D. (trans.), London: Albion Press. (Scholar)
  • Holowchak, M.A., 2012, Dutiful Correspondent: Philosophical Essays on Thomas Jefferson, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, Framing a Legend: Uncovering the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014a, Thomas Jefferson’s Philosophy of Education: A Utopian Dream, London: Taylor & Francis. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2014b, Thomas Jefferson: Uncovering His Unique Philosophy and Vision, Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017a, Thomas Jefferson, Moralist, McFarland & Co., Inc., Jefferson, NC. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017b, Jefferson’s Political Philosophy and the Metaphysics of Utopia, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019a, The Cavernous Mind of Thomas Jefferson, An American Savant, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019b, Thomas Jefferson: Psychobiography of an American Lion, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2019c, Jefferson’s Bible: Text with Introduction and Critical Commentary, Berlin: DeGruyter, 2019. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2020a, Rethinking Thomas Jefferson’s Views on Race and Slavery: “God’s justice can not sleep forever,” Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. (Scholar)
  • Hull, G., 1997, “William Small 1734–1775: No Publications, Much Influence”, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 90(2): 102–5. (Scholar)
  • Hume, D., 1755 [1987], Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary, Eugene F. Miller (ed.), New York: Liberty Fund, 1987. (Scholar)
  • Hutcheson, F., 1726, Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, Wolfgang Leidhold (ed.), Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2004. [Hutcheson 1758 available on line] (Scholar)
  • James, M., 2012, “Race”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Winter 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <Race/" target="other">https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2012/entries/Race/>. (Scholar)
  • Jordan, W., 1969, White over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550–1812, Baltimore: Penguin Books. (Scholar)
  • Kames, Lord (Henry Home), 1758, Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion, London, 2nd edition. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1774, Sketches of the History of Man, vol. 3, Edinburgh, 1813. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1798, The Gentleman Farmer, being an Attempt to Improve Agriculture by Subjecting It to the Test of Rational Principles, Edinburgh, 4th edition. (Scholar)
  • Konig, D.T., 2016, “Thomas Jefferson and the Practice of Law,” Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
  • Kukla, John, 2007, Mr. Jefferson’s Women, New York: Vintage Books. (Scholar)
  • Lehmann, K., 1965, Thomas Jefferson: American Humanist, Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1994. (Scholar)
  • Levy, L., 1963, Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side, Cambridge: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Linné, C. (Linnaeus), 1808, A General System of Nature, vol. 1, William Turton (trans.), London: Lackington, Allen, and Co., 1858. (Scholar)
  • Locke, J., 1690 [1964], Essay concerning Human Understanding, A.D. Woozley (ed.), New York: New American Library. (Scholar)
  • Magnis, N., 1999, “Thomas Jefferson and Slavery: An Analysis of His Racist Thinking as Revealed by His Writings and Political Behavior”, Journal of Black Studies, 29(4): 491–509. (Scholar)
  • Malone, Dumas, 1948, Jefferson the Virginian, Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1951, Jefferson and the Rights of Man, Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1962, Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty, Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1970, Jefferson the President: First Term, 1801–1805, Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1974, Jefferson the President: Second Term, 1805–1809, Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1981, The Sage of Monticello, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. (Scholar)
  • Martin, E.T., 1952, Thomas Jefferson: Scientist, New York: H. Schuman. (Scholar)
  • Marx, L., 1964, The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America, New York: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Mayer, D.N., 2001, “The Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings Myth and the Politicization of American History: Individual Views of David N. Mayer concurring with the Majority Report of the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Matter”, <available online>. (Scholar)
  • McColley, R., 1964, Slavery in Jeffersonian Virginia, Urbana: University of Illinois Press. (Scholar)
  • McCoy, D., 1980, The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (Scholar)
  • McLaughlin, J., 1988, Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder, New York: Henry Holt and Company.
  • Merkel, W.G., 2012, “A Founding Father on Trial: Jefferson’s Rights Talk and the Problem of Slavery during the Revolutionary Period”, Rutgers Law Review, 64(3): 595–663. (Scholar)
  • Millar, J., 1806, The Origins of the Distinction of Ranks: Or, An Inquiry into the Circumstances which Give Riser to Influence and Authority, in the Different Members of Society, Edinburgh, 4th edition. (Scholar)
  • Miller, J.C., 1977, The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. (Scholar)
  • Mirkin, H., 1972, “Rebellion, Revolution, and the Constitution: Thomas Jefferson’s Theory of Civil Disobedience,” American Studies, 13(2): 61–74.
  • Montesquieu, 1758, The Spirit of Laws, Thomas Nugent (trans.), London, 3rd edition. (Scholar)
  • Neem, J., 2013, “Developing Freedom: Thomas Jefferson, the State, and Human Capability”, Studies in American Political Development, 27(1): 36–50. (Scholar)
  • O’Brien, C.C., 1996, The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Onuf, P.S. (ed.), 1993, Jeffersonian Legacies, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2007, Mind of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. (Scholar)
  • Peden, W., 1954, “Introduction”, Notes on the State of Virginia, in Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, William Peden (ed.), Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press: xi–xxv. (Scholar)
  • Peterson, M.D., 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind, London: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1965, “Thomas Jefferson and the National Purpose”, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 105(6): 517–20. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1970, Thomas Jefferson & the New Nation:A Biography, London: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • ––– (ed.), 1984, Thomas Jefferson: A Reference Biography, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. (Scholar)
  • Risjord, N.K., 2002, Thomas Jefferson, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (Scholar)
  • Robertson, W., 1777/1855, The History of the Discovery and Settlement of America, New York: Harper & Brothers. (Scholar)
  • Sanford, C.B., 1984, The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia. (Scholar)
  • Scherr, A., 2016, Thomas Jefferson’s Image of New England: Nationalism versus Sectionalism in the Young Republic, Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers. (Scholar)
  • Sheridan, E.R., 1983, “Introduction”, in Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels, Dickinson W. Adams (ed.), Princeton: Princeton University Press: 3–42. (Scholar)
  • Shuffleton, F. (ed.), 2009, The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Jefferson, New York: University of Cambridge Press. (Scholar)
  • Sloan, H., 1993, “‘The Earth belongs in Usufruct to the Living,’” in Onuf 1993: 281–315. (Scholar)
  • Smith, A., 1759 [1982], The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Indianapolis: Liberty Classics. (Scholar)
  • Smith, J.E., 1977, “Philosophical Ideas behind the ‘Declaration of Independence’”, Revue Internationale de Philosophia, 31(121/122): 360–76. (Scholar)
  • Stanton, L., 2009, “Jefferson’s People: Slavery at Monticello”, in Shuffleton 2009: 83–100. (Scholar)
  • Temperly, H., 1997, “Jefferson and Slavery: A Study in Moral Perplexity”, Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy of Liberty, G.L. McDowell and S.L. Noble (ed.), Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 85–99. (Scholar)
  • Turgot, A-R-J., 1750 [1973], A Philosophical Review of the Successive Advances of the Human Mind, in Turgot on Progress, Sociology and Economics, R.L. Meek (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973. (Scholar)
  • Volney, C.F., 2010 [1802], The Ruins, Thomas Jefferson (trans.), Fairford, England: The Echo Library. (Scholar)
  • Walton, C., 1984, “Hume and Jefferson on the Uses of History”, Philosophy and the Civilizing Arts, C. Walton and J. Anton (eds.), Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, pp. 389–403. (Scholar)
  • Wiencek, H., 2012, “Thomas Jefferson: Slave Master”, American History, (October): 26–33. (Scholar)
  • Wilson, William, 2017, “The Myth of Jefferson’s Deism,” The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man Behind the Myths, ed. M. Andrew Holowchak and Brian W. Dotts, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 118–129. (Scholar)

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