The Women Jefferson Loved (Paperback)

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*Author: Scharff, Virginia *Publication Date: 2011/10/25 *Number of Pages: 464 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061227080
SKU 220178342
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061227080
Release Date 10/1/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1.25T
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Editors Note Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life, a division maintained by his family and the several traditional biographies written about this founding father. 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, includ-ing 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.
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