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Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson

It is fitting that Thomas Jefferson, a true Renaissance man, should have a site about his own life that features such a wide range of information about his interests and passions. At the center of the site is information about the house he designed and about which he once said, "I am as happy no where else." From the site, visitors can tour almost every room in the house, complete with narrative information about each room's dimensions, its original purpose, furnishing, and specific architectural features. Not surprisingly, the site contains a great deal of material about the man himself, including a brief biography, a timeline of his life, quotations, and physical descriptions of him from his contemporaries. Other areas offer information about the grounds of Monticello and the plantation. Most notably, there is a discussion and bibliography detailing the recent historical debates over the alleged long-term affair that Jefferson had with Sally Hemmings, a slave at Monticello. Finally, information about visiting Monticello in person is located on the site, along with helpful resources about doing work at the Jefferson Library or with the International Center for Jefferson Studies.
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Date Issued 1996-
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-11-08
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1108

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