Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticelloby Andrew Burstein
When Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, he left behind a series of mysteries that have captured the imaginations of historical investigators for generations. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein draws on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely. Beginning with Jefferson's last days, Burstein shows how Jefferson confronted his own mortality and tackles the crucial questions history has yet to answer: Did Jefferson love Sally Hemings? Did he believe in God? What were his attitudes towards women? How did he wish to be remembered? The result is a profound and nuanced portrait of the most complex of the founding fathers.
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Andrew Burstein, a native New Yorker, is the Mary Frances Barnard Professor of 19th-Century U.S. History at the University of Tulsa. He is the author of six books on early America, including The Passions of Andrew Jackson and Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello. Burstein lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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