The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

David Barton

The American public was once approximately disadvantaged of the chance to learn this ebook.

In 2012 well known historian David Barton got down to right what he observed because the distorted picture of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in what turned a brand new York occasions best-selling booklet, The Jefferson Lies.

Despite the wildly renowned good fortune of the unique hardcover version, or even due to it, a crusade to discredit Barton s scholarship used to be introduced by means of bloggers and a handful of non-historian teachers.

What occurred subsequent used to be surprising nearly exceptional in smooth American publishing heritage. below siege from critics, the writer spiked the publication and recalled it from the retail cabinets from coast to coast. The Jefferson Lies is hence a background ebook that made historical past changing into most likely the 1st e-book of its style to be victimized by means of the scourge of political correctness.

But greater than 3 years later, it s again as an up-to-date paperback variation during which Barton units the list directly and takes at the critics who savaged his paintings.

And that s simply a part of the tale. Why did this e-book spark a lot controversy?

It may simply ensue in an the United States that has forgotten its prior. Its roots, its goal, its id all became shrouded in the back of a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders, past attractiveness.

The time has come to recollect back.

This new paperback version of The Jefferson Lies re-documents Barton's examine and conclusions as sound and his premises actual. It tackles seven myths approximately Thomas Jefferson head-on, and solutions urgent questions about this terrific statesman together with:

Did Thomas Jefferson particularly have a baby by means of his younger slave lady, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his personal Bible, except the components of Christianity with which he disagreed?
was once he a racist who hostile civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and nation, suggest the secularizing of public life?

Through Jefferson's personal phrases and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the guy from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a guy who respected Jesus, a classical Renaissance guy, and a guy whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a greater global for this state and its posterity. For the USA, the time to recollect those truths is now.

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