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Faculty Member Publications

Listed below are some of the publications from Peter S. Onuf , Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus .

Jefferson's Empire

The Language of American Nationhood
( Virginia, April 2000 )

Traces Jefferson's vision of the American future to its roots in his idealized notions of nationhood and empire. The author's unsettling recognition that Jefferson's famed egalitarianism was elaborated in an imperialist context yields original interpretations of our national identity and our ideas of race, of westward expansion and the Civil War, and of American global dominance in the 20th century.



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