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Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Adams, Henry. History of the United States of America During the Administration of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Library of America, 1986. This classic work remains the authority on Jeffersons presidency.

Bailyn, Bernard. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution. Enl. ed. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992. A hallmark text concerning the philosophical persuasions of the nations founding fathers.

Bishop, Arthur, ed. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826. Dobbs Ferry: Oceana Publications, 1971. A comprehensive timeline of the life and works of Thomas Jefferson.

Bowers, Claude G. The Young Jefferson, 1743-1789. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1945. Though somewhat dated, this is the most concentrated treatment of Jeffersons youth and political ascendancy.

Brodie, Fawn. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1974. This controversial work was the first scholarship to assert the validity of the long-rumored relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings.

Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. This much-celebrated examination of Jeffersons persona won the National Book Award.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1997. The best and most dispassionate examination of the Jefferson-Hemings affair.

Lewis, Jan and Peter S. Onuf, Jane E. Lewis, eds. Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1999. An anthology of recent essays on the Jefferson-Hemings affair.

Peterson, Merrill D., ed. Thomas Jefferson: Writings. New York: Library of America, 1984. The major aspects of Jeffersons authorship and correspondence are presented in this handsome volume.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Thomas Jefferson: A Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993. Thorough in aspects, thoroughly lacking in others, this one-volume biography is a valuable general reference.

Severance, John B. Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy. New York: Clarion Books, 1998. This well-written study retains a degree of sophistication despite being aimed at the school-age reader. The official website of the national heritage landmark. Focuses on Jeffersons home and life, along with visitor information. An excellent resource regarding the recent developments in the Jefferson-Hemings affair. A site featuring commentary by Clay Jenkinson, an acclaimed Jefferson impersonator and scholar.

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early life

by allday123, May 29, 2014

jefferson was found gay by his mother


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It's "Jefferson's", not "Jeffersons"

by anon_2223133831, December 11, 2014

I'm surprised that whoever wrote this doesn't know how to use " 's " to denote possession.


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