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The women Jefferson loved, Virginia Scharff

Label
The women Jefferson loved
Title
The women Jefferson loved
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Scharff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life. Now Virginia Scharff breaks down the barrier between Jefferson's public and private histories to offer an intriguing new portrait of this complicated and influential figure, as seen through the lives of a remarkable group of women. Scharff brings together for the first time in one volume the stories of these diverse women, separated by race but related by blood, including Jefferson's mother, Jane Randolph; his wife, Martha; her half sister, Sally Hemings, his slave mistress; his daughters; and his granddaughters. "Their lives, their Revolutions, their vulnerabilities, shaped the choices Jefferson made, from the selection of words and ideas in his Declaration, to the endless building of his mountaintop mansion, to the vision of a great agrarian nation that powered his Louisiana Purchase," Scharff writes. Based on a wealth of sources, including family letters, and written with empathy and great insight, The Women Jefferson Loved is a welcome new look at this legendary American and one that offers a fresh twist on American history itself
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
GCmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scharff, Virginia
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.S33 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson family
  • Presidents
Label
The women Jefferson loved, Virginia Scharff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, c2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-449) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780061227080
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708358656
  • (OCoLC)522429360
Label
The women Jefferson loved, Virginia Scharff
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, c2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-449) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 464 p.
Isbn
9780061227080
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)708358656
  • (OCoLC)522429360

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