Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chronologyxiii
PART ONE The Land and Mr. Jefferson1
CHAPTER 1
Choices and Consequences • Rain in Virginia and Its Results
Lessons for Yeomen • Pasteur, Wilson, and the Three Sisters
Yeomen, Planters, and the Land • Cheap Land and Slave Labor
5
CHAPTER 2
Washington, Jefferson, Three Worthies, and Plantation Migrancy
Philosophers in the Parlor and Lessons on the Land
Westward Sweeps the Course of Desolation
The Gospel of Garland Harmon
17
CHAPTER 3
The Way Not Taken • The Makers of a New Order • Jefferson's Epitaph
Disestablishing the Grandees • The Brotherhood • The Unpropitiated Son
Monticello Again • Jefferson and Democracy
Jefferson and the Family Farmer
26

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Chronology xiii
  • Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause *
  • Part One - The Land and Mr. Jefferson 1
  • 1 - Choices and Consequences 5
  • 2 - Washington, Jefferson, Three Worthies,and Plantation Migrancy 17
  • 3 - The Way Not Taken 26
  • 4 - Independence 43
  • 5 - Powers of the Earth 60
  • 6 - Jefferson's Opportunities and the Land 73
  • Part Two - The Invisible Empire and the Land 85
  • 7 - Colonial-Imperialism 87
  • 8 - Textile Colonial-Imperialism 97
  • Part Three - Resistance to the Plantation System 115
  • 9 - McGillivray 119
  • 10 - Resisters, Assisters, and Lost Causes 129
  • 11 - The Firm Steps Forward 144
  • 12 - Jeffersonian Strategy and Jeffersonian Agents 152
  • Part Four - Agents of the Master Organism: Assistants to the Plantation System 169
  • 13 - Fulwar Skipwith in Context 173
  • 14 - Destiny by Intention 193
  • 15 - Louisiana and Another Class of Virginians 205
  • 16 - The Virginians of Louisiana Decide the Future of the Land 217
  • Epilogue 235
  • Appendix 245
  • Notes 262
  • Bibliographic Note 307
  • Bibliography 312
  • Index 336
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