Thomas Jefferson Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

BIOGRAPHIES

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr. In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1987, 414 p.

A comprehensive biography assessing Jefferson's life from his formative years to his final legacy.

Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997, 365 p.

Examines some of the contradictions in Jefferson's life and character, including his status as an aristocratic slaveowner at the same time he was drafting his famous statement on human rights and equality.

Lehmann, Karl. Thomas...

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