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About the Book

From the acclaimed author of A Wilderness So Immense comes a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with women, both personal and political. The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words "all men are created equal," was surprisingly uncomfortable with woman. In eight chapters, Kukla examines the evidence for the founding father's youthful misogyny, beginning with his awkward courtship of Rebecca Burwell, who declined Jefferson's marriage proposal, and his unwelcome advances toward the wife of a boyhood friend. Subsequent chapters describe his decade-long marriage to Martha Wayles Skelton, his flirtation with Maria Cosway, and the still controversial relationship with Sally Hemings. A riveting study of a complex man, Mr. Jefferson's Women is sure to spark debate.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

Mr. Peterman's shirt
Williamsburg in 1760
Rebecca Burwell
Elizabeth Moore Walker
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
Maria Cosway
Sally Hemings
Amazons and angels
Remember the ladies
Gay and thoughtless Paris
Pêle Mêle
All Men are Created Equal
Appendix A : the Jefferson-Walker affair
Appendix B : Children born to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson
Appendix C : Dialogue between My Head and My Heart.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Biography.
Other Titles
Mister Jefferson's women

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.4/60922
Library of Congress
E332.2 .K85 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17852062M
Internet Archive
mrjeffersonswome00kukl
ISBN 13
9781400043248
LC Control Number
2007006348
Library Thing
3342050
Goodreads
1073751
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