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The Jeffersons at Shadwell

Author: Susan Kern
Publisher: London ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Lamar series in western history.
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Merging archaeology, material culture, and social history, this text reveals the fascinating story of Shadwell, the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson and home to his parents, Jane and Peter Jefferson, their eight children, and over sixty slaves. Located in present-day Albemarle County, Virginia, Shadwell was at the time considered 'the frontier.' However, the author demonstrates that Shadwell was no crude log cabin; it  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Peter Jefferson; Jane Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Kern
ISBN: 9780300153903 0300153902
OCLC Number: 601346558
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral-College of William and Mary).
Description: xi, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The house: the material world of the Jeffersons at Shadwell --
The household: making women's work apparent --
The home quarter : material culture and status --
The field quarters: slave life and field work --
Plantation business: Peter Jefferson at home --
The colony's business: Peter Jefferson's vantage --
The intangible legacies: creating and keeping family history --
Thomas Jefferson's Shadwell stories: family and slavery.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Responsibility: Susan Kern.

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