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Burstein, Andrew

Overview
Works: 46 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 12,819 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical television programs  History  Records and correspondence  Terminology  Documentary television programs  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television panel discussions 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: E332, 973.46092
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Most widely held works about Andrew Burstein
 
Most widely held works by Andrew Burstein
Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello by Andrew Burstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Jefferson assess himself at his life's end? Drawing on Jefferson's postpresidential papers, which Burstein says have been little studied, the University of Tulsa history professor (The Passion of Andrew Jackson, etc.) presents a vivid portrait of Thomas Jefferson as an old man looking back on life, preparing for death and dwelling on both his successes and his sins. During Jefferson's dotage, as his finances collapsed around him, the old patriot had to confront not only the results of his lifelong fiscal excesses but also the fruits of other excesses. In his last years, Jefferson "permitted" two of his four children by the black slave Sally Hemings-both of whom could pass for white-to "run away." In his will he freed the remaining two, Madison and Eston Hemings, while at the same time making a request (granted) that the Virginia legislature permit them to remain in the state after emancipation-something not normally done
The passions of Andrew Jackson by Andrew Burstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What transformed a frontier bully into the seventh president of the United States? A southerner obsessed with personal honor who threatened his enemies with duels to the death, a passionate man who fled to Spanish Mississippi with the love of his life before she was divorced, Andrew Jackson of Tennessee left a vast personal correspondence detailing his stormy relationship with the world of early America. He helped shape the American personality, yet he remains largely unknown to most modern readers. Now historian Andrew Burstein (The Inner Jefferson, America's Jubilee) brings back Jackson with all his audacity and hot-tempered rhetoric." "Burstein gives us our first major reevaluation of Jackson's life in a generation. Unlike the extant biographies, Burstein examines Jackson's close relationships, discovering how the candidate advanced his political chances through a network of army friends - some famous, like Sam Houston, who became a hero himself; others, equally important, who have been lost to history until now. Yet due to his famous temper, Jackson ultimately lost his closest confidants to the opposition party." "The Passions of Andrew Jackson includes a fresh interpretation of Jackson's role in the Aaron Burr conspiracy and offers a more intimate view of the backcountry conditions and political setting that shaped the Tennessean's controversial understanding of democracy. This is the dynamic story of a larger-than-life American brought down to his authentic earthiness and thoughtfully demythologized. In a provocative conclusion, Burstein relates Jackson to the presidents with whom he was and still is often compared, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson."--Jacket
The inner Jefferson : portrait of a grieving optimist by Andrew Burstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines seven decades of Jefferson's letters and private accounts to reveal another side of this president
Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper and noble gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowing James Madison's judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book, both leaders are seen as men of their times, ruthless and hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years
America's jubilee by Andrew Burstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 4, 1826, the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday with parades and speeches across the country. But what ultimately sanctified the national jubilee in the minds of the celebrants was an extraordinary coincidence: the nearly simultaneous deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the last pillars of the original republic, already venerated as legends in their own time. It was a watershed in the nation's history, a bright moment when the successors to the Revolutionary dream examined their own lives as they took inspiration from and found nostalgia in the accomplishments of the founders." "In this book, the distinguished historian Andrew Burstein explores what it was to be an American in 1826. Drawing on private diaries and letters, daily newspapers, and long-buried publications, he shows us the personal lives behind the pageantry and reveals an acutely self-conscious nation - anxiously optimistic about its future, eager to romanticize the Revolutionary past." "In this portrait of the United States in its jubilee year, Burstein shows how 1826 marked an unforgettable time in the republic's history, when a generation embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to enlarge its role in America's story."--Jacket
The original knickerbocker : the life of Washington Irving by Andrew Burstein( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Irving-author, ambassador, politically connected Manhattanite and international icon-has somehow slipped from Americaʼs memory, and yet, his creations are still well known. Acclaimed historian Andrew Burstein returns Irving to the context of his native nineteenth century where he was an major celebrity-both a colorful comic genius and the first name in our national literature. Irving traveled through Europe and America, excavating tales and publishing social comentary, beloved childrenʼs stories, gothic drama, and picturesque history. He gave his young nation such enduring tales as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. His 1809 burlesque, A History of New York, popularized the figure of jolly old St. Nicholas, and gave birth to the modern American Christmas. Always toying with language, the original Knickerbocker called New York by the name ʺGotham.ʺ Before Irving, no American had earned his living as an author and American writers were entirely disparaged in England and Europe. His deft use of language delighted readers of the Romantic age and announced Americaʼs voice to the world. As his career advanced, Irving came to be appreciated as a serious historian, the first English-language biographer of Christopher Columbus and the author of a multi-volume life of George Washington. He also wrote of his travels in the Wild West of the 1830s and served as a U.S. ambassador to Spain, before retiring to his Dutch-inspired Hudson River sanctuary of Sunnyside, near Tarrytown, New York
Sentimental democracy : the evolution of America's romantic self-image by Andrew Burstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortal remains : death in early America by Nancy Isenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860."-Choice
Democracy's muse : how Thomas Jefferson became an FDR liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party fanatic, all the while being dead by Andrew Burstein( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In political speech, Thomas Jefferson is the eternal flame. No other member of the founding generation has served the agendas of both Left and Right with greater vigor. When Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the iconic Jefferson Memorial on the founder's two hundredth birthday, in 1943, he declared the triumph of liberal humanism. Harry Truman claimed Jefferson as his favorite president, too. And yet Ronald Reagan was as great a Jefferson admirer as any Democrat. He had a go-to file of Jefferson's sayings and enshrined him as a small-government conservative. So, who owns Jefferson -- the Left or the Right? The third president has had a tortuous afterlife, and he remains a fixture in today's culture wars. Pained by Jefferson's slaveholding, Democrats still regard him highly. Until recently he was widely considered by many African Americans to be an early abolitionist. Libertarians adore him for his inflexible individualism, and although he formulated the doctrine of separation of church and state, Christian activists have found intense religiosity between the lines in his pronouncements. Andrew Burstein lays out the case for both "Democrat" and "Republican" Jefferson as he interrogates the founder who has inspired perhaps the strongest popular emotions. In this book, Burstein shares insights about politicized Americans and their misappropriations of the past, including the concoction of a "Jeffersonian" stance on issues that Jefferson himself could never have imagined
Lincoln dreamt he died : the midnight visions of remarkable Americans from Colonial times to Freud by Andrew Burstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this innovative new book, highly regarded historian Burstein goes back for the first time to discover what people can learn about the lives and emotions of Americans, from colonial times to the beginning of the modern age
Letters from the head and heart : writings of Thomas Jefferson by Andrew Burstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello by Andrew Burstein( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this moving and intimate look at the final days of our most enigmatic president, Andrew Burstein sheds new light on what Thomas Jefferson actually thought about sexuality, race, gender and politics
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello (Charlottsville, Va.), and answer questions called in by viewers
Life portrait of Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello (Charlottsville, Va.), and answer questions called in by viewers
Mortal Remains Death in Early America( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Life portrait of Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello, VA, and answer questions called in by viewers
Life follows my pen : Jefferson, letter-writing and the quest for imaginative friendship by Andrew Burstein( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Thomas Jefferson's self-presentation as a letter-writer, this dissertation explores his deliberate use of language to convey thought and emotion. Addresses the key questions: How critical were Jefferson's friendships to his personal and political goals? How did he develop and maintain those friendships? What is the significance of changes in his letter-writing identity as he wrote to particular friends, to men vs. women, Americans vs. Europeans, older vs. younger correspondents? Argues that Jefferson looked upon friendship, sustained through letter-writing, as a moral-philosophic enterprise which could only falter if bound too closely with politics, ruptured by public disagreement. As a conscious exercise of enlightened "reason," he attempted to show sensitivity to the recipients of his letters, employing well-chosen words to evidence his sympathy with ideas that he did not always embrace himself
Jefferson in Confucian relief by Andrew Burstein( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Jefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello
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The passions of Andrew JacksonThe inner Jefferson : portrait of a grieving optimistMadison and JeffersonAmerica's jubileeThe original knickerbocker : the life of Washington IrvingSentimental democracy : the evolution of America's romantic self-imageMortal remains : death in early AmericaLetters from the head and heart : writings of Thomas JeffersonJefferson's secrets : death and desire at Monticello