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Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Monticello : her life and times

Author: Cynthia A Kierner
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter looks at her life as hostess at the President's House and Monticello, where she debated such issues as slavery, religion, and democracy and was known for her grace and sincerity.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Martha Jefferson Randolph; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Martha Jefferson Randolph
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Kierner
ISBN: 9780807835524 0807835528
OCLC Number: 756594395
Description: x, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Note on names and sources --
Introduction --
Love and death at Monticello --
The education of Patsy Jefferson --
Wife, mother, plantation mistress --
The President's daughter --
Return to Monticello --
Decay and dissolution --
Honorable poverty --
No longer a home for the family of Thomas Jefferson --
Epilogue --
Notes.
Responsibility: by Cynthia A. Kierner.

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Though Martha OPatsyO Jefferson Randolph's name is familiar because of her famous president father, Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into  Read more...

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This book is a welcome addition to Jeffersonian scholarship.--"Virginia Magazine"

 
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