Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello

Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello
Her Life and Times

by Cynthia A. Kierner

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-08-01
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781469619026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the first biography of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, the author looks at her life as hostess at the President's House and Monticello, where she debated such issues as slavery, religion and democracy and was known for her grace and sincerity. Includes family tree.

Martha Jefferson

Martha Jefferson
An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson

by William G. Hyland Jr.

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-02-26
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1442239840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest love and true kindred spirit, who died an untimely death at the young age of thirty-three in 1782. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources—including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes left by Jefferson’s famed biographer, Dumas Malone—William G. Hyland Jr. captures the charm, sophistication, and grace, as well as a profound sense of history, of this little known and elusive figure who, until now, has been a mere footnote to the story of America’s founding. Hyland brings us a conflicted and honest Martha Jefferson, who endured the Revolution as valiantly as some men—defending her very doorstep from raiding British troops—and presided over the domestic life of the Jeffersons’ “little mountain,” Monticello, during her husband’s long absences and historic rise to power. A revealing and insightful look at an often overlooked American woman, this book provides a unique and previously unexplored understanding of America’s Revolutionary Era, and the men and women upon whose bravery, talent, and resolve our nation was founded.

Martha Jefferson Randolph

Martha Jefferson Randolph
Her Life and Times

by Cynthia A. Kierner

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0807835528
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
An American Controversy

by Annette Gordon-Reed

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780813918334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents first-hand accounts, memoirs, letters, and recent DNA evidence that points to Thomas Jefferson's thirty-eight-year affair with his slave Sally Hemings, and refutes claims to the contrary.

Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson

Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson
History, Memory, and Civic Culture

by Jan Lewis,Jan Ellen Taylor,Peter S. Onuf

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780813919195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The publication of DNA test results showing that Thomas Jefferson was probably the father of one of his slave Sally Hemings's children has sparked a broad but often superficial debate. The editors of this volume have assembled some of the most distinguished American historians, including three Pulitzer Prize winners, and other experts on Jefferson, his times, race, and slavery. Their essays reflect the deeper questions the relationship between Hemings and Jefferson has raised about American history and national culture. The DNA tests would not have been conducted had there not already been strong historical evidence for the possibility of a relationship. As historians from Winthrop D. Jordan to Annette Gordon-Reed have argued, much more is at stake in this liaison than the mere question of paternity: historians must ask themselves if they are prepared to accept the full implications of our complicated racial history, a history powerfully shaped by the institution of slavery and by sex across the color line. How, for example, does it change our understanding of American history to place Thomas Jefferson in his social context as a plantation owner who fathered white and black families both? What happens when we shift our focus from Jefferson and his white family to Sally Hemings and her children? How do we understand interracial sexual relationships in the early republic and in our own time? Can a renewed exploration of the contradiction between Jefferson's life as a slaveholder and his libertarian views yield a clearer understanding of the great political principles he articulated so eloquently and that Americans cherish? Are there moral or political lessons to be learned from the lives of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings and the way that historians and the public have attempted to explain their liaison? Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture promises an open-ended discussion on the living legacy of slavery and race relations in our national culture.

In Defense of Thomas Jefferson

In Defense of Thomas Jefferson
The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal

by William G. Hyland, Jr.

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-06-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781429969260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The belief that Thomas Jefferson had an affair and fathered a child (or children) with slave Sally Hemings---and that such an allegation was proven by DNA testing—has become so pervasive in American popular culture that it is not only widely accepted but taught to students as historical fact. But as William G. Hyland Jr. demonstrates, this "fact" is nothing more than the accumulation of salacious rumors and irresponsible scholarship over the years, much of it inspired by political grudges, academic opportunism, and the trend of historical revisionism that seeks to drag the reputation of the Founding Fathers through the mud. In this startling and revelatory argument, Hyland shows not only that the evidence against Jefferson is lacking, but that in fact he is entirely innocent of the charge of having sexual relations with Hemings. Historians have the wrong Jefferson. Hyland, an experienced trial lawyer, presents the most reliable historical evidence while dissecting the unreliable, and in doing so he cuts through centuries of unsubstantiated charges. The author reminds us that the DNA tests identified Eston Hemings, Sally's youngest child, as being merely the descendant of a "Jefferson male." Randolph Jefferson, the president's wayward, younger brother with a reputation for socializing among the Monticello slaves, emerges as the most likely of several possible candidates. Meanwhile, the author traces the evolution of this rumor about Thomas Jefferson back to the allegation made by one James Callendar, a "drunken ruffian" who carried a grudge after unsuccessfully lobbying the president for a postmaster appointment---and who then openly bragged of ruining Jefferson's reputation. Hyland also delves into Hemings family oral histories that go against the popular rumor, as well as the ways in which the Jefferson rumors were advanced by less-than-historical dramas and by flawed scholarly research often shaped by political agendas. Reflecting both a layperson's curiosity and a lawyer's precision, Hyland definitively puts to rest the allegation of the thirty-eight-year liaison between Jefferson and Hemings. In doing so, he reclaims the nation's third president from the arena of Hollywood-style myth and melodrama and gives his readers a unique opportunity to serve as jurors on this enduringly fascinating episode in American history.

Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers

Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers
A Book

by Esther Franklin

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2012-07-18
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 1477127089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers contains multiple questions which are reactions to presentations the author has made about The Others At Monticello. The new work reflects a continuation of extensive reading and other pertinent research. Esther Franklin is a retired educator who taught from kindergarten to university. Early in her career she wrote Understanding World Neighbors in the Elementary Classroom which was predictive of her long interest and involvement in earth citizenship education. More recently she wrote script and worked with university students on the CD, "Are You A Global Citizen?" For those of us in the field of education who study the past to understand the present, this book guides the way to Thomas Jefferson's contributions to our thinking and institutions. Pertinent quotes lead the reader to explore the most fruitful research literature. This is extremely useful for teachers who look for ways to direct and support their students' research – especially those who seek answers about Jefferson's beliefs on their own. The many questions posed by this author are designed to expand the thinking and direction of the Delvers and, consequently, make the search for Jefferson's views on education even more enticing. Sharon Alexander, PhD Professor Emeritus California State University Sacramento Book ID 99970 In Chapter Eight of her newest book, Esther Franklin spells out how Jefferson was unsuccessful in his effort to promote the idea of a "National Library." Subsequently, when the British burned our Capitol during the War of 1812, he immediately offered his personal collection at Monticello - 6,487 volumes - and our nation's library arose from the ashes. The political machinations behind the scenes, the lengthy historical infighting in the Congress, and the overview of our fledgling government struggling with little money and large ambitions all come together. Few of us have learned in "traditional" history classes about the breadth of Jefferson's collection - from literary classics to garden equipment - or do they know the extent to which he was in debt. Students (maybe their professor's?) will learn about the sale. It was not a gift? This is "must" reading for all individuals who continue to use - in multiple ways - today's amazing Library of Congress. Donald Junkins Professor Emeritus University of Massachusetts, Amherst If you are interested in medicine and healthy living, Chapter 11 is for you. Or you could be musician - even an aspiring musician, Jefferson's story is an inspiration as well as a resource. If you are a writer, the discussion of Jefferson's many writings, including his 20,000 letters will illuminate the era. Finally, did Jefferson live up to his title of "Founder of the Nation" or was he just another flawed human being? You decide. Pat Geyer California Council for the Social Studies Board, California Retired Teachers Association Author, CCSS: The History and the People Who Made It

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 14

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 14
October 1788 to March 1789

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 069118481X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume 14, from October 1788 through April 1789, continues and almost completes Jefferson's stay in France as American minister.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 8

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 8
1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-29
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 140084004X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Volume Eight of the project documenting Thomas Jefferson's last years presents 591 documents dated from 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815. Jefferson is overjoyed by American victories late in the War of 1812 and highly interested in the treaty negotiations that ultimately end the conflict. Following Congress's decision to purchase his library, he oversees the counting, packing, and transportation of his books to Washington. Jefferson uses most of the funds from the sale to pay old debts but spends some of the proceeds on new titles. He resigns from the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, revises draft chapters of Louis H. Girardin's history of Virginia, and advises William Wirt on revolutionary-era Stamp Act resolutions. Jefferson criticizes those who discuss politics from the pulpit, and he drafts a bill to transform the Albemarle Academy into Central College. Monticello visitors Francis W. Gilmer, Francis C. Gray, and George Ticknor describe the mountaintop and its inhabitants, and Gray's visit leads to an exchange with Jefferson about how many generations of white interbreeding it takes to clear Negro blood. Finally, although death takes his nephew Peter Carr and brother Randolph Jefferson, the marriage of his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph is a continuing source of great happiness. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815
A Book

by Thomas Jefferson,J. Jefferson Looney

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 0691153183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Retirement Series documents Jefferson's written legacy between his return to private life on 4 March 1809 and his death on 4 July 1826. During this period Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and sold his extraordinary library to the nation, but his greatest legacy from these years is the astonishing depth and breadth of his correspondence with statesmen, inventors, scientists, philosophers, and ordinary citizens on topics spanning virtually every field of human endeavor.--From publisher description.

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

The Works of Thomas Jefferson
Correspondence and Papers, 1816-1826

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : 1616402172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few men stand with as towering a stature in the annals of American legend as THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826). Author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, he ranks as one of the most significant of the United States' Founding Fathers, his political philosophies continuing to impact the nation to this day. In the late 19th century American biographer PAUL LEICESTER FORD (1865-1902) assembled this collection of Jefferson's most important, most influential, and most revealing writings. This replica of the 12-volume "Federal Edition" of 1904 is considered a masterpiece of historical scholarship, praised for its attention to detail as well as its objective dispassion toward its subject. Here, in Volume XII, discover: [ Jefferson's itinerary and chronology, 1816-1826 [ letters from 1816-1826 to such persons as Thomas Appleton, Baron F. H. Alexander Von Humboldt, Samuel Adams Wells, Doctor Benjamin Waterhouse, Martin Van Buren, Henry Lee, and others [ papers including "Thoughts on Lotteries," Jefferson's will, and others.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

  • Publisher : Hourly History
  • Release : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 1534612033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a White House dinner in 1962 honoring the Nobel Prize winners of the Western Hemisphere, President John Kennedy greeted them by saying: “I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” The laureates might have been a trifle nonplussed to hear themselves collectively compared to one man, but Thomas Jefferson left his imprint on his state of Virginia; his young country, the United States; France where he served as ambassador; and the world, where his opposition to tyranny and his advocacy of freedom have inspired generations to believe that the pursuit of happiness, as he wrote in his Declaration of Independence, is an unalienable right. Inside you will read about... ✓ His Life, His Loves, His Legacy ✓ The Son of Virginia ✓ Jefferson the Patriot ✓ Jefferson in Paris ✓ Jefferson the Politician ✓ Jefferson the President ✓ Jefferson at Home Jefferson himself opted for less opulent praise; the epitaph that he composed for his tombstone accommodated space for the dates of his birth and death, and listed the following accomplishments: author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia. Between Kennedy’s description of the third president of the United States and Jefferson’s own rendition of his accomplishments resides the enigma of an American philosopher who ardently believed in freedom yet owned slaves; a patriot who served his country with his talents and energies, but who was embroiled in the political machinations which rose to the surface as soon as the first president was in office; a human being who doubted the intellectual equality of African-Americans yet was engaged in a 38-year affair with a much younger female slave, with whom he fathered six children; a brilliant innovator who lived his life in debt; a man accustomed to the finer things that life could offer who espoused the simple, agrarian model for the new country he helped to found. Jefferson, the Founding Father, remains an unsolved mystery to the subsequent

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

'Most Blessed of the Patriarchs': Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
A Book

by Annette Gordon-Reed,Peter S. Onuf

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-04-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1631490788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle Finalist for the George Washington Prize Finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of Books Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs" is one of the richest and most insightful accounts of Thomas Jefferson in a generation. Following her Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello¸ Annette Gordon-Reed has teamed with Peter S. Onuf to present a provocative and absorbing character study, "a fresh and layered analysis" (New York Times Book Review) that reveals our third president as "a dynamic, complex and oftentimes contradictory human being" (Chicago Tribune). Gordon-Reed and Onuf fundamentally challenge much of what we thought we knew, and through their painstaking research and vivid prose create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one "comprised of equal parts sun and shadow" (Jane Kamensky).

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 37

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 37
4 March to 30 June 1802

by Thomas Jefferson,Barbara B. Oberg

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 791
  • ISBN : 069115001X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president."--Publisher description.

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation
A Biography

by Merrill D. Peterson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1986-09-11
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN : 9780199840526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into being.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6
May 1781 to March 1784

by Thomas Jefferson

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 731
  • ISBN : 0691184712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The description for this book, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 6: May 1781 to March 1784, will be forthcoming.

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood

Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood
A Book

by Brian Steele

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-07-30
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1107020700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book emphasises the centrality of nationhood to Thomas Jefferson's thought and politics, envisioning Jefferson as a cultural nationalist whose political project sought the alignment of the American state system with the will and character of the nation. Jefferson believed that America was the one nation on earth able to realise in practice universal ideals to which other peoples could only aspire. He appears in the book as the essential narrator of what he once called the 'American Story': as the historian, the sociologist and the ethnographer; the political theorist of the nation; the most successful practitioner of its politics; and its most enthusiastic champion. The book argues that reorienting Jefferson around the concept of American nationhood recovers an otherwise easily missed coherence to his political career and helps make sense of a number of conundrums in his thought and practice"--

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Draftsman of a Nation

by Natalie S. Bober

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780813927329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States who was also a noted inventor, architect, farmer, statesman, and educator.

A Timeline of the Life of Thomas Jefferson

A Timeline of the Life of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Oscar Kit

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2004-01-15
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780823945399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a chronological look at the life and times of Thomas Jefferson.

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

The Life of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Henry Stephens Randall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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