Merging archaeology and social history, Susan Kern reveals the fascinating story of Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson’s birthplace and home to his parents, their eight children and more than 60 slaves before it burned in 1770. Drawing from many sources, Kern’s scholarship offers new views on the family’s life on a thriving plantation and fresh insights into Jefferson’s youth and the multi-faceted legacy he received from his parents. 362 pages, hard cover.
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