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Thomas Jefferson

Presidential Portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

Primary Sources

Jefferson, Thomas. Thomas Jefferson – Writings. Edited by Merrill D. Peterson. 8 vols. Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1984.

Secondary Sources

Brodie, Fawn McKay. Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History. 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1974.

Chaffin, Tom. Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship That Helped Forge Two Nations. First edition. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Kranish, Michael. Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War. Oxford, England ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Meacham, Jon. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 2012.

Peterson, Merrill D. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation. Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1970.

Wiencek, Henry. Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves. 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

Jefferson’s Relationships

Ferling, John E. Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury Pre

Wood, Gordon S. Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.


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