Jefferson's Secrets

Jefferson's Secrets

Death and Desire at Monticello

eBook - 2006
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Beginning with Jefferson's last days, Burstein shows how Jefferson confronted his own mortality. The result is a profound and nuanced portrait of the most complex of the Founding Fathers.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780786736713
0786736712
Characteristics: 1 online resource (369 p.)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Postmortem; Medical Concerns; 1 Dr. Dunglison's Patient; 2 A Sensational Vocabulary; Domestic Cares; 3 An Utopian Dream; 4 Reading with Women; Taking Liberties; 5 The Continuing Debate: Jefferson and Slavery; 6 The New Debate: Sex with a Servant; Active Memories; 7 Administering (Political) Medicine; 8 Writing (His Own) History; Jefferson Dying; 9 Disavowing Dogma; 10 Engaging the Soul's Passions; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; INDEX.
Summary: Beginning with Jefferson's last days, Burstein shows how Jefferson confronted his own mortality. The result is a profound and nuanced portrait of the most complex of the Founding Fathers.

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