Jefferson’s Birthday

Today, April 13th, 2009, is the 266th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. The third President of the Unites States of America, he has continued to be popular and intriguing, even as centuries pass.

CBR002404The Brown Library has many books about Jefferson, including:

  • Jefferson, Thomas. Writings. Call number E302.J442 1984
  • Burstein, Andrew. The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist. Call number E332.B96 1995
  • Wills, Garry. Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. Call number E221.W64
  • Greene, John C.. American Science in the Age of Jefferson. Call number Q127.U6 G69 1984
  • Ferling, John E.. Setting the World Ablaze: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the American Revolution. Call number E211.F46 2002
  • Bernstein, Richard B.. Thomas Jefferson. Call number E332.B47 2003
  • Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and the Rights of Man [electronic resource]. Internet—Books—Online Access. Blackstone Audio, available through OverDrive.

For more information, check out the official White House biography of Thomas Jefferson or the Library of Congress Exhibit.

The University of Virginia Library also houses the Jefferson Digital Archive, which includes “Texts by or to Thomas Jefferson from the Modern English collection.” 

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