American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 288: Thomas Jefferson, “Autobiography”

February 3, 2019

The autobiography of Thomas Jefferson was written in 1821 and covers his life from the 1760s to his return from Paris. It has some interesting things to say about his views of slavery, the French Revolution, and the writing of the "Declaration of Independence". We kick off a new series on American political writing with this interesting, if unessential work.