Volume 1, Number 1
The Many Talents and interests of Thomas Jefferson
Contents - Contributors
Editor’s Introduction

About the Contributors

Feature Essay
   M. Andrew Holowchak: “A silent execution of duty”: The Republican Pen of
       Thomas Jefferson

Reply to Holowchak
    James Carpenter: The Many Talents and interests of Thomas Jefferson: A
       Commentary on Holowchak

    Richard Dixon: Jefferson as Lawyer
    Garrett Ward Sheldon: Thomas Jefferson’s Conception of Religious Freedom
    Arthur Scherr: Jefferson’s Love affair with the Natural Bridge          

    Brian Dotts: Tacitus, “The greatest enemy to tyrants”
    Ari Helo: Jefferson’s Progressive View of History
    Kevin Gutzman: Thomas Jefferson: Radical Virginian
   Amy J. Barbee and M. Andrew Holowchak: Thomas Jefferson:  A    
       Psychoanalytical Assessment
Journal Frontispiece
Book Reviews
     John Devanny: Kevin R.C. Gutzman’s Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary

    Kathleen Hardesty Doig: James C. Thompson’s Thomas Jefferson’s
        Enlightenment - Paris 1785

    M. Andrew Holowchak: Ari Helo’s Thomas Jefferson’s Ethics and the
        Politics of Human Progress

Letters to the Editor

    Vivienne Kelly

    Michael Pena


     Commonwealth Books of Virginia


About the Contributors

Dr. Amy Barbee, Psy.D.

Dr. Barbee is a practicing psychotherapist, whose area of specializations are Marriage and Family Therapy and the elderly. She is co-author of “Why Have Jefferson’s Biographers Largely Overlooked His Love Affair with the Work of Laurence Sterne?” and “Jefferson’s Later-in-Life Fascination with Jesus.”

Mr. Richard E. Dixon

Mr. Dixon is the author of “The Case against Thomas Jefferson,” in The Jefferson-Hemings Myth: An American Travesty, “Thomas Jefferson: A Lawyer’s Path to a Legal Philosophy,” in Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson’s Writings, and The Virginia Presidents: A Travel and History Guide. He is current president of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.

Dr. Brian W. Dotts

Dr. Dotts is an associate professor of educational foundations at the University of Georgia. He specializes in the history and politics of American education. Publications include The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man Behind the Myths, McFarland Publishing (co-editor, 2017), and “Beyond the Schoolhouse Door: Educating the Political Animal in Jefferson’s Little Republics,” Democracy & Education.

Dr. Kevin R. C. Gutzman

Dr. Gutzman is Professor and Chairman in the Department of History at Western Connecticut State University. He received his B.A., Master of Public Affairs, and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia. He is author of five books, two of which were best-sellers and two of which were book-club main selections; the most recent is Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America.

Dr. Ari Helo, Ph.D.

Dr Helo is a Senior University Lecturer in the History of Science and Ideas Program at the University of Oulu. Helo’s scholarly articles and books have been published in Britain, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United States. His most recent book is Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Dr. M. Andrew Holowchak

Dr. Holowchak is a philosopher, historian, and the Managing Editor of this journal. He received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author/editor of eight books and over 50 essays on Thomas Jefferson and is acknowledged to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the thinking of Thomas Jefferson.

Professor Arthur Scherr 

Professor Scherr is a Thomas-Jefferson historian. His articles include “John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s Constitutionalism in the 1780s: A Reappraisal,” “Thomas Jefferson’s Nationalist Vision of New England and the War of 1812,” and “Jefferson’s ‘Cannibals’ Revisited: A Closer Look at his Notorious Phrase.” He has written two books on Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson’s Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities (2011), and Thomas Jefferson’s Image of New England: Nationalism versus Sectionalism in the Early Republic (2016). He teaches history at the City University of New York.

Dr. Garrett Ward Sheldon

Dr. Shelton is The John Morton Beaty Professor of Politics at The University of Virginia College at Wise, where he teaches Political Theory (Classics), Constitutional Law, and Religion and Politics.  He is the author of several books and articles on Jefferson, including The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson (Johns Hopkins University Press) and has been a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University; the University of Vienna, Austria; and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Sheldon has received The Outstanding Faculty in Virginia Award, the highest honor conferred on an academic by the Commonwealth.