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The Jeffersons at Shadwell : the social and material world of a Virginia family

This dissertation examines the history and material culture of Shadwell in Albemarle County, Virginia, the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson. From the 1730s through the 1770s, Shadwell was home to Jane and Peter Jefferson, their eight children, over sixty slaves, and numerous hired workers. The archaeological and documentary evidence reveals that Shadwell was a well-appointed gentry house at the center of a highly structured plantation landscape during a period of Piedmont settlement that scholars have traditionally classified as frontier, and the Jeffersons in fact accommodated in their house, landscape, material goods, and behaviors what was the most up-to-date of Virginia's elite Tidewater culture. The author examines the questions surrounding the material remnants at Shadwell and how the Jeffersons maintained a style of living that reflected their high social status, offering views of the Jefferson family, their role in settling Virginia, and the lives of the slaves who worked for them.

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