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The Levy family and Monticello, 1834-1923 : saving Thomas Jefferson's house

Author: Melvin I Urofsky
Publisher: [Charlottesville, VA] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2001.
Series: Monticello monograph series.
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Each year more than a half-million people from around the world visit Monticello, but few realize that Thomas Jefferson's house was also home to the family of U.S. Navy Captain Uriah P. Levy and his nephew Jefferson Monroe Levy, a United States Congressman. Even fewer realize that without the Levy family's stewardship, there might not be a Monticello to visit. Although the Levys literally saved Monticello from  Read more...
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Urofsky, Melvin I.
Levy family and Monticello, 1834-1923.
[Charlottesville, VA] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2001
(OCoLC)606670426
Online version:
Urofsky, Melvin I.
Levy family and Monticello, 1834-1923.
[Charlottesville, VA] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2001
(OCoLC)608702820
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Uriah Phillips Levy; Levy family.; Thomas Jefferson; Levy family.; Uriah Phillips Levy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin I Urofsky
ISBN: 1882886151 9781882886159 188288616X 9781882886166
OCLC Number: 46769097
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Monticello monograph series.
Responsibility: by Melvin I. Urofsky.
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Containing drama, irony, political wrangling and legal battles, this text chronicles the Levy family's vital yet little-known contributions to preserving Monticello. It seeks to correct the  Read more...

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Provides us with a story filled with dramatic incidents, partisan conflicts, and legal tangles that required years (sometimes decades) to resolve. (Michael Kammen, from the Preface)

 
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