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Title Ken Burns : Thomas Jefferson.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kanopy Streaming Video  Streaming Video    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (2 video files, approximately 180 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by PBS in 1997.
Summary Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of one of the most fascinating and complicated figures ever to walk across America's public stage - our enigmatic and brilliant third president. Thomas Jefferson embodies within his own life the most profound contradictions of American history: as the author of our most sacred document, the Declaration of Independence, he gave voice to our fervent desire for freedom, but he also owned more than 150 human beings and never saw fit to free them. Jefferson also made himself into a true renaissance man - a scholar, a philosopher, a diplomat, an aesthete, and an architect. As a young man, he was transformed by the fire of the Enlightenment into America's most articulate voice for human liberty. Torn between his desire for a serene family life at Monticello and his passion for politics, Jefferson endured ceaseless, heartrending personal loss. As President, he helped create the first American political party, and with the Louisiana Purchase, more than doubled the size of the new nation. Jefferson's last years were spent founding the University of Virginia and reestablishing his friendship, after decades of estrangement, from his onetime rival John Adams. His influence on and vision for our country reverberates to this day.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826.
Presidents -- History -- Biography -- United States.
Declaration of Independence -- Creation and Authorship -- History -- 1776.
Slavery -- History -- 1743-1826 -- United States.
Louisiana Purchase -- American Expansion -- 1803-1804 -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953- film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1137172 Kanopy

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