Thomas Jeffersons Education

Thomas Jeffersons Education by Alan Taylor 0393358577 9780393358575
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By turns entertaining and tragic, this elegant history reveals the origins of a great university in the dilemmas of Virginia slavery. Thomas Jefferson shares center stage with his family and fellow planters, but at the crux are the enslaved black families on whom they depend.

Taylors account of Jeffersons campaign to save Virginia by building the university is dramatic, a contest for power and resources rich in political maneuver and eccentricities comic and cruel.

Author: Alan Taylor

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 448

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2020-10-20


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