Thomas Jefferson s Lives Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson s Lives

  • Author : Robert M. S. McDonald
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-19
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780813942926

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Thomas Jefferson s Lives Book Description :

Who was the "real" Thomas Jefferson? If this question has an answer, it will probably not be revealed reading the many accounts of his life. For two centuries biographers have provided divergent perspectives on him as a man and conflicting appraisals of his accomplishments. Jefferson was controversial in his own time, and his propensity to polarize continued in the years after his death as biographers battled to control the commanding heights of history. To judge from their depictions, there existed many different Thomas Jeffersons. The essays in this book explore how individual biographers have shaped history—as well as how the interests and preoccupations of the times in which they wrote helped to shape their portrayals of Jefferson. In different eras biographers presented the third president variously as a proponent of individual rights or of majority rule, as a unifier or a fierce partisan, and as a champion of either American nationalism or cosmopolitanism. Conscripted to serve Whigs and Democrats, abolitionists and slaveholders, unionists and secessionists, Populists and Progressives, and seemingly every side of almost every subsequent struggle, the only constant was that Jefferson’s image remained a mirror of Americans’ self-conscious conceptions of their nation’s virtues, values, and vices. Thomas Jefferson’s Lives brings together leading scholars of Jefferson and his era, all of whom embrace the challenge to assess some of the most important and enduring accounts of Jefferson’s life. Contributors:Jon Meacham, presidential historian * Barbara Oberg, Princeton University * J. Jefferson Looney, Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello * Christine Coalwell McDonald, Westchester Community College * Robert M.S. McDonald, United States Military Academy * Andrew Burstein, Louisiana State University * Jan Ellen Lewis, Rutgers University * Richard Samuelson, California State University, San Bernardino * Nancy Isenberg, Louisiana State University * Joanne

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 2 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1950-11-21
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN : 9780691045344

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2 Book Description :

"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.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 31 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 31

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 739
  • ISBN : 9780691185361

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 31 Book Description :

As this volume opens, partisan politics in the United States are building to a crescendo with the approach of the presidential election. Working for a Republican victory, Jefferson consults frequently with Madison, Monroe, and others to achieve favorable results in state elections. He corresponds with controversial journalist James T. Callender. Sifting information from published rumors and private letters, he follows events in Europe, including Bonaparte's unexpected rise to power in France, and sees the value of his tobacco crop plummet as U.S. legislation cuts off the French market. Jefferson grows concerned at Federalist promotion of English common law in American jurisprudence and at proceedings in the Senate against William Duane, printer of the Philadelphia Aurora. Drawing heavily on British legislative practice, however, as well as advice from Virginia, he begins in earnest to compile a manual of parliamentary procedures for the Senate. As president of the American Philosophical Society, Jefferson calls for reform of the United States census. He publishes an appendix to Notes on the State of Virginia defending his account of the Mingo Indian Logan's legendary 1774 speech. And Jefferson consults Joseph Priestley and Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours about the curriculum for a projected new university in Virginia. While continuing the reconstruction of Monticello, he mourns the death of the infant girl of his younger daughter, Mary Jefferson Eppes.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 16 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 16

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN : 9780691197272

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 16 Book Description :

This volume’s 571 documents cover both Jefferson’s opposition to restrictions on slavery in Missouri and his concession that “the boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” Seeking support for the University of Virginia, he fears that southerners who receive New England educations will return with northern values. Calling it “the Hobby of my old age,” Jefferson envisions an institution dedicated to “the illimitable freedom of the human mind.” He infers approvingly from revolutionary movements in Europe and South America that “the disease of liberty is catching.” Constantine S. Rafinesque addresses three public letters to Jefferson presenting archaeological research on Kentucky’s Alligewi Indians, and Jefferson circulates a Nottoway-language vocabulary. Early in 1821 he cites declining health and advanced age as he turns over the management of his Monticello and Poplar Forest plantations to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. In discussions with trusted correspondents, Jefferson admires Jesus’s morality while doubting his miracles, discusses the materiality of the soul, and shares his thoughts on Unitarianism. Reflecting on the dwindling number of their old friends, he tells Maria Cosway that he is like “a solitary trunk in a desolate field, from which all it’s former companions have disappeared.”

The Real Thomas Jefferson Book PDF

The Real Thomas Jefferson

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : National Center for Constitutional
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN : WISC:89058499443

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The Real Thomas Jefferson Book Description :

"Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history." So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. The Real Thomas Jefferson lets you meet the man as he really was-rather than as interpreted by historians. The book tells much of his exciting story in his own words. You will meet a man who- lost his wife when she was only 33, and lost four children before the age of three. created the masterpiece of his life, the Declaration of Independence, at the young age of 33. served as governor of war-torn Virginia and once escaped British capture by only minutes. was one of the geniuses behind the American Constitution, even though he was serving in France during the Constitutional Convention. was a true Renaissance man, skilled in farming, scientific experimentation, practical invention, economics, political philosophy, and statesmanship. nearly lost his first presidential election to Aaron Burr, a scoundrel who later may have committed treason. The second part of this book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Jefferson's writings, conveniently arranged by subject. Book jacket.

The Works of Thomas Jefferson Book PDF

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : 9781616402174

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The Works of Thomas Jefferson Book Description :

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.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 13 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 13

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 9780691172835

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 13 Book Description :

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.

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

  • Author : Daniel Dreisbach
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780814719350

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Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State Book Description :

No phrase in American letters has had a more profound influence on church-state law, policy, and discourse than Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state,” and few metaphors have provoked more passionate debate. Introduced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, Jefferson’s “wall” is accepted by many Americans as a concise description of the U.S. Constitution’s church-state arrangement and conceived as a virtual rule of constitutional law. Despite the enormous influence of the “wall” metaphor, almost no scholarship has investigated the text of the Danbury letter, the context in which it was written, or Jefferson’s understanding of his famous phrase. Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State offers an in-depth examination of the origins, controversial uses, and competing interpretations of this powerful metaphor in law and public policy.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 12 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 12

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 790
  • ISBN : 9780691185194

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 12 Book Description :

The 580 documents in this volume cover a wide range of fascinating topics. Jefferson receives impressions of a mammoth's tooth, altitude and meteorological observations, a call for a national pharmacopoeia, a discussion of primeval geology, and a letter that elicits Jefferson’s opinion that cognition exists "in animal bodies certainly, in Vegetables probably, in Minerals not impossibly." Jefferson leases his Tufton and Lego plantations to his grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph. The directors of the Rivanna Company rebut Jefferson’s 1817 bill of complaint and he unwittingly ensures his eventual financial ruin by endorsing notes totaling $20,000 for Wilson Cary Nicholas. Jefferson adds to the collections of the American Philosophical Society and writes an extended introduction to the "Anas," a corpus of official papers and political anecdotes documenting his service as George Washington’s secretary of state. Jefferson drafts legislation to establish a public education system in Virginia. He attends a Masonic cornerstone laying ceremony for the nascent Central College’s first pavilion early in October 1817 and is greatly pleased by the passage on 21 February 1818 of a law establishing a commission to plan a new state university, raising his hopes that Central College might soon become the University of Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson

  • Author : Francis D. Cogliano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre : Presidents
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : UOM:39015067643513

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Thomas Jefferson Book Description :

This first major study of Thomas Jefferson's reputation in nearly fifty years is concerned with Jefferson and history--both as something Jefferson made and something that he sought to shape.Jefferson was acutely aware that he would be judged by posterity and he deliberately sought to influence history's judgment of him. He did so, it argues, in order to promote his vision of a global republican future. It begins by situating Jefferson's ideas about history within the context of eighteenth-century historical thought, and then considers the efforts Jefferson made to shape the way the history of his life and times would be written: through the careful preservation of his personal and public papers and his home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia.The second half of the book considers the results of Jefferson's efforts to shape historical writing by examining the evolution of his reputation since the Second World War. Recent scholarship has examined Jefferson's attitudes and actions with regard to Native Americans, African slaves, women and civil liberties and found him wanting.Jefferson has continued to be a controversial figure; DNA testing proving that he fathered children by his slave Sally Hemings being the most recent example, perhaps encapsulating this best of all. This is the first major study to examine the impact of the Hemings controversy on Jefferson's reputation.Key Features*The first study of Jefferson's reputation to be published since 1960*Considers the impact of slavery on Jefferson's reputation and Jefferson's relationship with slavery*Explores the history of the Sally Hemings controversy

Thomas Jefferson s Creme Brulee Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson s Creme Brulee

  • Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781594745799

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Thomas Jefferson s Creme Brulee Book Description :

This culinary biography recounts the 1784 deal that Thomas Jefferson struck with his slaves, James Hemings. The founding father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along “for a particular purpose”— to master the art of French cooking. In exchange for James’s cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom. Thus began one of the strangest partnerships in United States history. As Hemings apprenticed under master French chefs, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French crops (especially grapes for winemaking) so the might be replicated in American agriculture. The two men returned home with such marvels as pasta, French fries, Champagne, macaroni and cheese, crème brûlée, and a host of other treats. This narrative history tells the story of their remarkable adventure—and even includes a few of their favorite recipes!

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Retirement Series  Volume 15 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 15

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9780691189116

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 15 Book Description :

The 618 documents in this volume span 1 September 1819 to 31 May 1820. Jefferson suffers from a “colic,” recovery from which requires extensive rest and medication. He spends much time dealing with the immediate effects of the $20,000 addition to his debts resulting from his endorsement of notes for the bankrupt Wilson Cary Nicholas. Jefferson begins to correspond with his carpenter, the enslaved John Hemmings, as Hemmings undertakes maintenance and construction work at Poplar Forest. Jefferson and his allies in the state legislature obtain authorization for a $60,000 loan for the fledgling University of Virginia, the need for which becomes painfully clear when university workmen complain that they have not been paid during seven months of construction work. In the spring of 1820, following congressional discussion leading to the Missouri Compromise, Jefferson writes that the debate, “like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror,” and that with regard to slavery, Americans have “the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go.”

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 40 Book PDF

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 40

  • Author : Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN : 9780691184876

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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 40 Book Description :

This volume opens on 4 March 1803, the first day of Jefferson's third year as president. Still shaken by the closing of the right of deposit at New Orleans, he confronts the potential political consequences of a cession of Louisiana to France that might result in a denial of American access to the Mississippi. But he resists pressures to seize New Orleans by force, urging patience instead. The cabinet determines in April that "all possible procrastinations" should be used in dealing with France, but that discussions with Great Britain move forward as well. In Paris, a treaty for the cession of the Louisiana Territory to the United States is signed, and in May the right of deposit is restored. On 3 July, word reaches Jefferson in Washington of the agreement that France has sold the entire Territory for $15 million. The glorious news, which may be the most momentous that Jefferson receives while president, appears in the National Intelligencer the following day. Having received congressional approval to send an expedition to locate a continental route to the Pacific, Jefferson drafts instructions and a cipher for Meriwether Lewis and arranges for the needed instruments. Following through on a promise to a friend to give his views of Christianity, Jefferson puts his religious creed on paper, a "Syllabus" of the morals of Jesus and the comparative merits of Christianity. He intends it only for a few trusted friends.

Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson s Virginia Book PDF

Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson s Virginia

  • Author : Garrett Ward Sheldon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-05-30
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781461731375

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Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson s Virginia Book Description :

Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia examines the influential statesmen and the political struggles in revolutionary Virginia that played a decisive role in developing a distinctive American approach to religious liberty and church-state relations. This collection of innovative essays by leading scholars profiles the Christian communities in Virginia, analyzes the religious philosophical influences of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and discusses the Virginian contributions to the American experiment in religious liberty. Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia presents a fresh perspective on religion's role in Virginian and American political culture and provides a critical reassessment of the existing scholarship in the field.

History of the United States During Thomas Jefferson s Administrations  All 4 Volumes  Book PDF

History of the United States During Thomas Jefferson s Administrations All 4 Volumes

  • Author : Henry Adams
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 1126
  • ISBN : 9788026881506

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History of the United States During Thomas Jefferson s Administrations All 4 Volumes Book Description :

The presidency of Thomas Jefferson began on March 4, 1801, when he was inaugurated as the third President of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1809. In domestic affairs Jefferson sought to put the principles of republicanism into action. In foreign affairs, the major developments were the acquisition of the gigantic Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803, an embargo against trade with both Great Britain and France, and worsening relations with Britain as the United States tried to remain neutral in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars that engulfed Europe. Contents: Physical and Economical Conditions Popular Characteristics American Ideals The Inauguration Organization Legislation The Judiciary Debate Personalities The Spanish Court Toussaint Louverture Closure of the Mississippi Monroe's Mission Rupture of the Peace of Amiens The Louisiana Treaty Claim to West Florida Constitutional Difficulties The Louisiana Debate Louisiana Legislation Impeachments The Yazoo Claims The Trial of Justice Chase Quarrel with Yrujo Pinckney's Diplomacy Monroe and Talleyrand Cordiality with England Anthony Merry Jefferson's Enemies England and Tripoli Internal Improvement Monroe's Diplomacy Cabinet Vacillations The Florida Message The Two-Million Act John Randolph's Schism Madison's Enemies Domestic Affairs Burr's Schemes Escape Past Fort Massac Claiborne and Wilkinson Collapse of the Conspiracy The Berlin Decree Monroe's Treaty Rejection of Monroe's Treaty Burr's Trial The "Chesapeake" and "Leopard" Demands and Disavowals Perceval and Canning The Orders in Council No More Neutrals Insults and Popularity The Embargo The Mission of George Rose Measures of Defence The Rise of a British Party The Enforcement of Embargo The Cost of Embargo The Dos de Maio England's Reply to the Embargo Failure of Embargo Perplexity and Confusion Diplomacy and Conspiracy General Factiousness Repeal of Embargo Jefferson's Retirement

The Works of Thomas Jefferson Volume 11 Book PDF

The Works of Thomas Jefferson Volume 11

  • Author : Jefferson, Thomas
  • Publisher : Best Books on
  • Release Date : 1904-01-01
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN : 9781623764609

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The Works of Thomas Jefferson Volume 11 Book Description :

Federal Edition

Thomas Jefferson  s Image of New England Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson s Image of New England

  • Author : Arthur Scherr
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780786475377

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Thomas Jefferson s Image of New England Book Description :

"This study of Jefferson's relationship with New England reveals him as a consistent nationalist and friend of the region. His nationalist point of view is evident in his opinions of people and politics of New England. He admired New Englanders' Revolutionary patriotism and considered their democracy and town-meeting traditions a model for the rest of the Union"--

Thomas Jefferson  The Art of Power Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power

  • Author : Jon Meacham
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9780679645368

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Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power Book Description :

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things—women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris—Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson’s world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the new nation—lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Book PDF

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780813916989

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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Book Description :

Presents the facts surrounding the speculation about Thomas Jefferson's possible affair with a slave woman, Sally Hemings