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Mr. Jefferson's women / Jon Kukla.

Kukla, Jon, 1948- (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Churchland Branch 973.46 KUKLA 2007 (Text) 33230006888410 NONFICTION Available -
Main Library 973.46 KUKLA 2007 (Text) 33230010159923 NONFICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400043247
  • ISBN: 9781400043248
  • ISBN: 9781400078578
  • Physical Description: xiii, 279 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-268) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Mr. Peterman's shirt -- Williamsburg in 1760 -- Rebecca Burwell -- Elizabeth Moore Walker -- Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson -- Maria Cosway -- Sally Hemings -- Amazons and angels -- Remember the ladies -- Gay and thoughtless Paris -- Pêle Mêle -- All Men are Created Equal -- Appendix A : the Jefferson-Walker affair -- Appendix B : Children born to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson and to Sally Hemings -- Appendix C : Dialogue between My Head and My Heart : Thomas Jefferson to Maria Cosway, October 12, 1786.
Summary, etc.:
From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with women, both personal and political. The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” was surprisingly uncomfortable with woman. In eight chapters, Kukla examines the evidence for the founding father's youthful misogyny, beginning with his awkward courtship of Rebecca Burwell, who declined Jefferson's marriage proposal, and his unwelcome advances toward the wife of a boyhood friend. Subsequent chapters describe his decade-long marriage to Martha Wayles Skelton, his flirtation with Maria Cosway, and the still controversial relationship with Sally Hemings. A riveting study of a complex man, Mr. Jefferson's Women is sure to spark debate
Subject: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Relations with women.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Political and social views.
Women > United States > Social conditions > 18th century.
Sex role > United States > History > 18th century.
Women's rights > United States > History > 18th century.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
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