By David Barton
The American public used to be approximately disadvantaged of the chance to learn this e-book.
In 2012 renowned historian David Barton got down to right what he observed because the distorted picture of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in what grew to become a brand new York occasions best-selling ebook, The Jefferson Lies.
Despite the wildly well known luck of the unique hardcover variation, or even as a result of it, a crusade to discredit Barton s scholarship used to be introduced by way of bloggers and a handful of non-historian lecturers.
What occurred subsequent was once stunning nearly unheard of in sleek American publishing background. below siege from critics, the writer spiked the ebook and recalled it from the retail cabinets from coast to coast. The Jefferson Lies is therefore a historical past e-book that made background turning into potentially the 1st publication of its sort 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 version during which Barton units the list instantly and takes at the critics who savaged his paintings.
And that s simply a part of the tale. Why did this publication spark rather a lot controversy?
It may perhaps merely ensue in an the United States that has forgotten its prior. Its roots, its objective, its id all became shrouded at the back of a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders, past reputation.
The time has come to recollect back.
This new paperback version of The Jefferson Lies re-documents Barton's learn and conclusions as sound and his premises precise. It tackles seven myths approximately Thomas Jefferson head-on, and solutions urgent questions on this tremendous statesman together with:
Did Thomas Jefferson rather have a toddler by means of his younger slave woman, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his personal Bible, apart from the elements of Christianity with which he disagreed?
was once he a racist who adversarial civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and kingdom, recommend 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.