Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler Rick Britton

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Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler  by  Rick Britton

Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler by Rick Britton
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Rick Britton has been writing about Thomas Jefferson and Monticello for over a dozen years. His well-received Jefferson pieces have appeared in newspapers and magazines all across the Old Dominion. Based largely on that work, this book presents anMoreRick Britton has been writing about Thomas Jefferson and Monticello for over a dozen years.

His well-received Jefferson pieces have appeared in newspapers and magazines all across the Old Dominion. Based largely on that work, this book presents an eclectic and captivating collection of Jefferson essays. Within its pages youll discover: Jeffersons influence on Albemarle, his native county- the British raid that came within a hairsbreadth of capturing Jefferson- slavery along Monticellos Mulberry Row- Jeffersons friendship with Italian vintner Filippo Mazzei- his wide-ranging scientific pursuits- William Clarks 1807 trek to Big Bone Lick, Ky., in search of Mastodon bones- Jeffersons efforts toward exploring the West- the all-but-forgotten Freeman and Custis expedition- Jeffersons slavery correspondence with Edward Coles- Lafayettes 1824 visit to Monticello- Jeffersons founding of the University of Virginia- his amazing architectural legacy- and the early years of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, the organization that owns and operates Monticello.



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