This week, a very special guest host — one who is quite qualified to speak with President Thomas Jefferson (and the gentleman who portrays Jefferson, Clay S. Jenkinson) about his daughters and how he regarded them. We are pleased to welcome this week's host, Catherine Jenkinson.
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Today's episode was inspired, in part, by Jon Kukla's 2007 book, Mr. Jefferson's Women, Virginia Scharff's 2010 book, The Women Jefferson Loved and Stephanie Dray's America's First Daughter, which was published earlier this year.
What Would Thomas Jefferson Do?
1776 Club: Jenkinson's Daughter
This week's 1776 Club broadcast is a follow-up to the regular episode, including more out-of-character conversation with Clay's daughter, Catherine. The bonus episode wraps up when we learn that Catherine's real reason for hosting was just so she could have her Frasier Crane moment.
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Author Virginia Scharff
Scharff's 2010 book, The Women Jefferson Loved, was a source of inspiration for this episode of the Jefferson Hour. Below, find an interview with (and then a lecture by) the author.
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