Getting Jefferson Right: Fact-Checking Claims About Thomas Jefferson Second Edition

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Price
$50.00  $46.50
Publisher
Salem Grove Press
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Pages
372
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780974670652

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About the Author

A former psychology professor at Grove City College, Warren Throckmorton PhD writes about psychology and history.
Michael Coulter PhD is professor of political science and humanities at Grove City College.

Reviews

Getting Jefferson Right is an excellent example of the art of historical contextualization, of trying to tell the whole story, not just part of it. For those reasons, the work should become a standard reference.

-Paul Harvey, Professor of History, University of Colorado
Jefferson's legacy as an imperfect, complex figure cuts against the demi-god status some erroneously confer on our Founding Fathers. In Getting Jefferson Right, Throckmorton and Coulter demonstrate in exquisite, painstaking detail how an honest recount of Jefferson's imperfections not only serves as a reliable basis for historical and cultural analysis, but also how Jefferson - like the American experiment itself - was unfinished and evolving, amending and reforming, to hew more closely to ideals often disappointed by the Founders.-Daniel Hanson, Founder of LTZF Capital Management and Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
In Getting Jefferson Right, Throckmorton and Coulter plead for good historical thinking because "history done right will lead to an accurate account." The historian's job, regardless of religious persuasion, is to tell the truth, not making a case for a client but rather making an account of the evidence from the past. Through their examination of Christian nationalists' historical claims, Throckmorton and Coulter exhibit sound historical reasoning. They test the conclusions of historians as they consider the full context of the events and people. Their work continues to be necessary as the battle for telling the truth about the American past continues with assaults from all sides. Letting go of current political agendas and allowing the evidence from the past to speak reveals a powerful story of how the United States has changed over time. -Brenda Thompson Schoolfield, Professor and Chair of History, Government, & Social Science at Bob Jones University

As a historian, reading Getting Jefferson Right consistently elicits in me a dual response: the first is a deep appreciation for the careful, objective and thorough scholarship of Coulter and Throckmorton; the second is incredulous outrage at the numerous historical distortions, misreadings, and outright falsehoods they labor to debunk. Based in a thorough and careful analysis of primary sources in their full context, Getting Jefferson Right is an essential volume for understanding Jefferson in all his complexity, and a robust defense of historical truth against the propagandists who twist the past to serve their agenda.

-Aaron Cowan, Associate Professor of History, Slippery Rock University and author of A Nice Place to Visit: Tourism and Urban Revitalization in the Postwar Rustbelt