Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Jefferson's Sons: List of sources

References for Jefferson's Sons


It's hard to feel like I've made this list truly comprehensive. The website Monticello.org was my single most useful source. It's constantly being redesigned and is not at all easy to search, but contains an astonishing amount of information. I found the plantation database and digitized family letters archive particularly useful. During the course of my research I visited both of Jefferson's homes--I’m especially grateful to Octavia Starbuck for the private tour of Poplar Forest. Anna Berkes of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation answered my questions when my own research could not.

Adair, Douglass. Fame and the Founding Fathers. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1974.

Bear, James A. Jr., Ed. Jefferson at Monticello: Recollections of a Monticello Slave and of a Monticello Overseer. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1967.

Beiswanger, William L., comm. Monticello in Measured Drawings. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 1998.

Betts, Edwin Morris, Ed. Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book. Rev. Ed. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1999.

Betts, Edwin Morris, Ed. Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book. American Philosophical Society, 1944.

Bober, Natalie S. Thomas Jefferson, Draftsman of a Nation. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 2007.

Burstein, Andrew. The Inner Jefferson. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 1995.

Crawford, Alan Pell. Twilight at Monticello: the Final Years of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Random House, 2008.

Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Random House, 1998.

Fowler, Damon Lee, Ed. Dining at Monticello. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2005.

Freedman, Russell. Give Me Liberty! The Story of the Declaration of Independence. New York: Holiday House, 2000.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 1997.

Harris, Benjamin. The 1777 New England Primer. Facsimile edition published by WallBuilders, Aledo, TX, 2009.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Clayton, DE: Prestwick House, 2006. (Originally published 1861.)

Jordan, Winthrop D. The White Man's Burden: Historical Originis of Racism in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Kelso, William K. Archeology at Monticello. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1997.

Kierner, Cynthia A. Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Kimball, Marie. Thomas Jefferson's Cookbook. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 1976.

Kukla, Jon. Mr. Jefferson's Women. New York: Random House, 2007.

Lanier, Shannon & Jane Feldman. Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family. New York: Random House, 2000.

Lewis, Jan Ellen and Peter S. Onuf, Eds. Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, & Civic Culture. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 1999.

Mapp, Alfred J. Jr. Thomas Jefferson, Passionate Pilgrim. New York: Madison Books, 1991.

McCoy, Drew R. The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1980.

McLaughlin, Jack. Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1988.

Monticello: A Guidebook. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2008.

Salgo, Sandor. Thomas Jefferson, Musician & Violinist. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2000.

Scharff, Virginia. The Women Jefferson Loved. New York: HarperCollins, 2010

Stanton, Lucia. Free Some Day: The African-American Families of Monticello. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2000.

Stanton, Lucia. Slavery at Monticello. Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 1996.

Walker, Clarence E. Mongrel Nation: The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press, 2009.

Webster, Noah. American Dictionary of the English Language. Facsimile copy of the 1828 edition published by the Foundation for American Christian Education, Chesapeake, VA, 1995.

Webster, Noah. The Original Blue Back Speller, 1824. Facsimile copy published by the Vision Forum, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Wilkins, Roger. Jefferson's Pillow. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2001.

Wood, Gordon S. Revolutionary Characters: What Made The Founders Different. New York: The Penguin Group, 2006.