Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers

by: Esther Franklin



Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the fledgling United States of America, he helped author the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and fathered the University of Virginia. He was a great inspiration, and still is an inspiration, to many; but what do people know about his emotions?

This reinforcement volume contains multiple questions that are reactions to the author’s presentations about “The Others At Monticello.” The chapters contained in Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers are a collection of these presentations rewritten to include both new materials, and feelings gained from different audiences. A result of more years of study of books, films, and recordings about Jefferson created since Franklin began her original research, this new work reflects a continuation of extensive reading and other pertinent research.

This book guides the way to Jefferson’s contributions to America’s thinking and institutions. It is laden with quotes that lead readers to explore the most fruitful research literature, help teachers direct and support their students’ research, find answers about Jefferson’s beliefs, and many more.



Winner in the History Category at the Amsterdam Book Festival.