The Jeffersonian Transformation: Passages From The “History”



An excerpt from the beginning and end of Adams’s History of the United States During the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison, with a nice introduction by Garry Wills. Adams lays out a fascinating representation of daily and national life in 1800 and then returns to explain what has changed (hint: a lot) by 1817. A surprisingly interesting introduction to the early Republic as most people experienced it.

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