Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson By Alan Pell Crawford

Time Period
1764 to 1824
Media Type
Audio
Topics
Politics & Government
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Presenter
Alan Pell Crawford

Thomas Jefferson returned to Monticello in 1809 at the end of his second presidential term and died there seventeen years later. In his new book, Alan Pell Crawford reveals the private Jefferson at home, coping with debt and illness, mediating family quarrels, and navigating public disputes, still a towering figure in the early republic. Mr. Crawford’s previous book on a Virginia subject was Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman—and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America.