School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Prof Frank Cogliano edits essay collection on Jefferson

The Companion to Thomas Jefferson is a collection of essays on the various aspects of Jefferson's life, edited by Prof Frank Cogliano due to be published in early 2012.

Cogliano, Companion to Thomas Jefferson cover

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the life and legacy of Thomas Jefferson through a collection of essays by more than thirty leading scholars. Jefferson's wide range of interests and expertise are explored in the volume along with his lengthy and multifaceted public career.

Essays delve into elements of Jefferson's private life, including his controversial relationship with Sally Hemings. The essays also consider Jefferson and American democracy, slavery, Native Americans, and his major writings. The Companion to Thomas Jefferson presents a comprehensive portrait of the elusive and contradictory figure who continues sway in the public imagination and occupies a central place in American history.