Take The Jefferson Quiz; Buy the Jefferson book

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President is now live on Amazon.

One way we are getting the word out about the book is The Jefferson Quiz. Go check it out and test your Jefferson knowledge. You can see the answers and  the results of others who have taken it after you are done.

Read the book on any digital device or computer you own. Click here to see how to do it.

If you have any questions about the book, leave them in the comments section here or at the site designed to support the book – Getting Jefferson Right.

About the book, Messiah College chair of history, John Fea, said:

*Getting Jefferson Right* is an intellectual and historical take down of David Barton’s pseudo-history of Thomas Jefferson by two Christian professors who teach at a conservative Christian college. Michael Coulter and Warren Throckmorton have done their homework. Anyone who reads this book must come to grips with the untruths and suspect historical interpretations that Barton regularly peddles in his books, speaking engagements, and on his radio program. I have yet to read a more thorough refutation of Barton’s claims.

–John Fea, Chair of the History Department, Messiah College and author of *Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction*

(Earlier I had mentioned a problem with images in the book. Those are now resolved. Anyone who bought the book without the images will get an email from Amazon with instructions on how to get their copy updated. People buying the book now should be fine.) 

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  • Lynn David

    I took it… sure was a negative experience.

  • ken

    “One way we are getting the word out about the book is The Jefferson Quiz. Go check it out and test your Jefferson knowledge. You can see the answers and see the results of others who have taken it after you are done.”

    I took the quiz. Afterwards I saw the results of other respondents but it didn’t give the answers.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton Warren

    Ken – The first sentence said what all the answers are. You have to read the book to get the details :)

  • BT

    Warren, thank you very much for the important work you are doing in providing a corrective to Barton. It seems especially valuable when the criticism of Barton’s misleading claims comes from people who identify as conservative and Christian: hopefully, that will allow some number of people who deeply distrust “liberals” to take the facts seriously.

    Important as it is to have books and blogs like yours out there, it seems clear that a large faction of Barton’s admirers will not be budged by refutation of his claims. Do you have thoughts about what is going on in the minds of those who insist on believing that Barton speaks the truth, even when faced with overwhelming evidence to the contrary? That mentality is really hard for me to get my head around.

  • ken

    Strangeness on this website. A bit off topic, but I’ve discovered a very odd problem with this website. It doesn’t appear to be updating, further it appears to be presenting different home page to different locations. For example, from this site the last post I see is this one. And the last comment posted under “Recent Comments” is from Zoe on “Baptist minister justifies child abuse”. Yet from another machine (in the same domain) the last post I see is “Baptist minister justifies child abuse” (dated May 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm) and the last comment posted under “Recent Comments” is from hazemyth on “Baptist minister justifies child abuse” (dated May 2, 2012 2:44 pm).

    I’ve tested access to the site from several different machines running both Linux and Windows and using the firefox and MS Internet Explorer browsers (as well as some other web tools to grab the index page).

  • ken

    Btw, Warren, will there be a print version of “Getting Jefferson Right”?

    I hope so. If there will be, I’d like to urge your readers to buy copies of it and have it sent to Barton directly :)