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Book Review of American Sphinx : The Character of Thomas Jefferson

American Sphinx : The Character of Thomas Jefferson
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Popularly known for the sunny language of the Declaration of Independence, a Southern "gentleman", and a father to Sally Hemmings's children.

What is less popularly known is his inability to envision a United States of America as an industrialized and entreprising nation. A great foe to Alexander Hamilton.

Essentially, a well-educated man without the strength to act on his education when faced with questions that dealt with humanity and morality.