My Thomas: a Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life

By: Grimes, Roberta

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Thomas Jefferson wrote that all men are equal and all have a right to liberty, yet he kept in bondage numerous slaves, including his own wife's half brothers and half sisters. He was an aristocrat who early in his life came to champion the cause of the common man; he never much cared for public service, but he gave to it more than half his life. There were so many contradictions in Jefferson's life that even his friends claimed not to know him. Perhaps only one person knew him well. Now, after years of careful research, Roberta Grimes re-creates Martha Jefferson's journal to reveal our third President as we have never seen him before, through the eyes of the woman who loved him best. In resurrecting Martha Jefferson's life and setting it in its proper historical context, Grimes has painted a wonderfully realistic portrait of colonial America that includes a very revealing look at the relationships between the races and the sexes. 320 pages including a selected bibliography. The jacket has a light scratch on the spine, about 2" long. The endpaper has a small spot on it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: My Thomas: a Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life

Author: Grimes, Roberta

Illustrator: Illustrated by Fodero, Patrice

Categories: First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Doubleday: 1993

ISBN: 0385423993

ISBN 13: 9780385423991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 002534