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July 4, 2020 / Joanne Yeck

Book News: Celebrate Independence Day With The Jefferson Family

Thomas Jefferson.

As many of us know, Thomas Jefferson preferred to celebrate the nation’s birthday than his own.

Consider celebrating this Independence Day by learning more about Thomas Jefferson and his lesser known brother, Randolph, Squire of Snowden and Citizen of Buckingham County.

My book, The Jefferson Brothers, introduces Randolph Jefferson, bringing him out from the shadow of his famous sibling, focusing on the years during which their paths crossed. Over twelve years Randolph’s senior, Thomas Jefferson stood in for the father his brother never knew, guiding his education and helping the younger man establish himself as a successful planter in central Virginia. Randolph’s life at Snowden, during and after the American Revolution, illuminates everyday world of planters in central Virginia. Additionally, The Jefferson Brothers introduces a new Thomas Jefferson, not the great statesman of monumental intellect, but the thoughtful brother and dedicated farmer.

For Sale Online

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
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Braughler Books

Historic Buckingham

Monticello’s Gift Shop

Curious about what life at the Horseshoe Bend was like when their father established?  Check out my newest Jefferson title: Peter Jefferson’s Snowdon: A History of Settlement at the Horseshoe Bend

Still want more?  Read about the extended Jefferson family in: Peter Field Jefferson: Dark Prince of Scottsville & Lost Jeffersons



A very happy 4th of July to you all!

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