Jefferson's Body: A Corporeal Biiography - Jeffersonian America (Hardback)Maurizio Valsania (author)
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Having situated Jefferson in his own body, Valsania looks at the embodied Jefferson in the world of his fellow humans. Any one of the other people in Jefferson's society-whether that other person was male or female, free or enslaved, African American or Native American-was a critical counterexample for the eighteenth-century Virginian to define himself against, and Valsania's explorations here lead to numerous insightful discoveries about race, gender, and structures of power. The first comprehensive exploration of Jefferson's corporeal world, Jefferson's Body brings the man vividly to life for the modern reader while deepening our understanding of what it meant to Jefferson to be alive.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm