An online companion to the Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series featuring a rich body of correspondence to and from Jefferson's children, grandchildren, and their families and a collection of hundreds of Jefferson quotes.
Top 10: Misconceptions about Jefferson Misquotes, secret societies and swivel chairs are just of few things that Monticello's Research Librarian Anna Berkes would like to see go up in smoke in the public's conceptions (or mis- conceptions) about Thomas Jefferson.
It seems that the glory days of spurious Jefferson quotations have gone. Rarely do we get these types of questions any more. Now that we are experiencing a breather on that front, I've had the chance...More >>
Details The Jeffersons at Shadwell , Susan Kern, Yale, 2010, 320 pages, hardback. Purchase From the Monticello Shop » Brief Description Merging archaeology, material culture, and social history, the...More >>
Details The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession by Andrea Wulf, Knopf, 2009, 356 pages, hardcover; Vintage Books, 2010, softcover. Purchase The Brother Gardeners Founding...More >>
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire . New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Andrew O’Shaughnessy offers a provocative account of...More >>
Slavery’s definition is also its crime – it is the ultimate denial of personhood. For decades, historians have worked to restore the humanity denied to the millions of Africans who were forcibly...More >>