A short read in the Hourly History series about the life, work, and legacy of Thomas Jefferson. He is the author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia. Most people will know him as the third President of the United States. This one-hour read starts with Thomas, the son of a planter in 18th century Virginia, his service to the young nation abroad and in Washington D.C. I was surprised to discover the role of First Lady already in that early stage of the United States and the acquisition of Louisiana. Getting rid of slavery while owning slaves, unifying people at state-level yet facing deep conflicts with his predecessor, it all is part of Thomas Jefferson: A Life from Beginning to End, a brief dive into Jefferson’s life and heritance.
I received a free review copy from the author in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.