A Companion to Thomas Jefferson
October 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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“A marvelous collection of authoritative and well-written essays on nearly every aspect of Jefferson’s life and legacy. Compiling and editing the works of such a variety of scholars is no easy task, and Frank D. Cogliano deserves the highest praise.” (Expofairs, 14 May 2013)“A marvelous collection of authoritative and well-written essays on nearly every aspect of Jefferson’s life and legacy. Compiling and editing the works of such a variety of scholars is no easy task, and Frank D. Cogliano deserves the highest praise.” – Gordon S. Wood, Brown University
“No American president cared more about posterity’s judgment than Thomas Jefferson. This kaleidoscopic collection, by an all-star cast of scholars, is the most comprehensive historical assessment of him ever undertaken.” - David Armitage, Harvard University, author of The Declaration of Independence: A Global History
"Deftly edited by Francis D. Cogliano, A Companion to Thomas Jefferson explores the greatest mystery in American history: Who was Thomas Jefferson? Brilliant, elusive, and contradictory, Jefferson compels and confounds as a key to our national origins and to our enduring dilemmas in politics and race. In this comprehensive collection of vivid essays, a stellar cast of leading scholars offers compelling new insights that enrich our understanding of the most mercurial of our founders." – Alan Taylor, University of California, Davis
“Frank Cogliano has brought together the leading specialists to create an invaluable and authoritative collection of essays for anyone interested in the most current scholarship on Thomas Jefferson. It covers a wide array of different aspects of his life and legacy including coverage of his role as a plantation manager and slavery at Monticello. It will help to navigate readers through the overwhelming secondary literature and to offer greater clarity about the man who many regard as the most elusive of the Founding Fathers.” – Dr. Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello