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 booklet.

In 2012 renowned historian David Barton got down to right what he observed because the distorted photo of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in what grew to become a brand new York instances best-selling booklet, The Jefferson Lies.

Despite the wildly renowned luck of the unique hardcover variation, or even as a result of it, a crusade to discredit Barton s scholarship was once introduced by way of bloggers and a handful of non-historian teachers.

What occurred subsequent was once stunning nearly extraordinary in smooth American publishing background. less than siege from critics, the writer spiked the e-book and recalled it from the retail cabinets from coast to coast. The Jefferson Lies is hence a heritage ebook that made background turning into in all likelihood the 1st booklet of its sort to be victimized by way of the scourge of political correctness.

But greater than 3 years later, it s again as an up to date paperback version within 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 ebook spark loads controversy?

It may in simple terms occur in an the US that has forgotten its prior. Its roots, its function, its identification all became shrouded in the back of a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders, past acceptance.

The time has come to recollect back.

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

Did Thomas Jefferson particularly have a baby by means of his younger slave woman, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his personal Bible, except the elements of Christianity with which he disagreed?
used to be he a racist who adverse civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and country, recommend the secularizing of public life?

Through Jefferson's personal phrases and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the fellow 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 international for this state and its posterity. For the USA, the time to recollect those truths is now.

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