Bibliography: Jefferson, Martha
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TitleAuthorYearPublisher/PublicationNotes
1776: The Film 1972Los Angeles: Columbia PicturesThe film version of the Broadway musical was nominated for an Oscar Award. Portrayed by actress Blyth Danner, Martha Jefferson appears as a fictional character, who visits her husband in Philadelphia during the Second Continental Congress when, in fact, she never left Virginia.
American First LadiesWatson, Robert P., ed.2006Pasadena, CA: Salem Press 
American National BiographyCarnes, Mark C., and John A. Garraty, eds.1999New York: Oxford University PressThe American National Biography was originally published in 24 volumes. It is updated semi-annually. The print edition contains biographies of Americans who died before 1955. The on-line, subscription version contains those who died after 1955.
America’s First Ladies: Ohio Library was Established in 1997 in Their HonorWadley, Carma2007Deseret Morning News 19 February 2007Article celebrates the tenth anniversary of the National First Ladies Library and includes a quiz on the subject of First Ladies.
The Biography Channel Website: Martha Jefferson    : Biography A page of the Biography Channel website providing a bit of information regarding Martha Jefferson. The web page can be found here: http://www.biography.com/people/martha-jefferson-9353704#awesm=~oBsdCkWww5Awxu
Celebrating Women: History, Biographies, and MuseumsByerly, Greg, and Carolyn Brodie2005Library Media Activities Monthly April 2005Reviews of websites containing information about the First Ladies, including the National First Ladies Library.
Christmas Presents, Past and FutureRupp, Rebecca1992Early American Life DecemberMentions presents of Martha to Thomas Jefferson.
Congress Clears Dollar Coin BillHiga, Liriel2005CQ Weekly 26 December 2005House of Representatives passes bill which would allow the Treasury to mint $10 coins with images of First Ladies.
* Dames and Daughters of the Young RepublicBrooks, Geraldine1901New York: T. Y. Crowell and CompanyIncludes a chapter on Martha Jefferson.
Dames and Daughters of the Young RepublicBrooks, Geraldine2007Whitefish, MT: KessingerReprint of the original 1901 edition, including chapters on Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, and Rachel Jackson.
"The Dark and Dense Cloud Perpetually Lowering over Us": Gender and the Decline of the Gentry in Postrevolutionary VirginiaKierner, Cynthia A.2000Journal of the Early Republic Summer 2000Fascinating article about elites in colonial America, with a focus on the women of the Randolph family. Historian Cynthia A. Kierner utilizes the letters of the Randolph's cousin (and later Thomas Jefferson's wife) Martha Randolph Jefferson to provide a glimpse into her world.
The Day Thomas Jefferson’s World Fell ApartHay, Robert P1782USA Today. November 1989 An examination of Jefferson’s extreme reaction to the death of his wife, Martha, inreveals a largely unknown side of him.
* Dear Companion: The Inner Life of Martha JeffersonNeff, Kelly Joyce1997Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing 
Dear First Lady: Letters to the White HouseYoung, Dwight, and Margaret Johnson, eds.2008Washington, D.C.: National Geographic SocietyReproductions of letters from the Library of Congress and the National Archives to and from First Ladies, with annotations explaining the nature of the correspondence and the historical contexts within which each epistle was written.
Dictionary of American Biography 1980New York: ScribnerThe venerable Dictionary of American Biography was first published in twenty volumes between 1927 and 1936. Ten subsequent volumes were published, and the most recent, edited by historian Kenneth Jackson and published by Scribner, includes Americans who died before the year 1980. The First Ladies are included.
Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and AbundanceFowler, Damon Lee, ed.2005Charlottesville, VA: Thomas Jefferson FoundationEssays on life at Monticello include details of Martha Jefferson’s relationship with the second president in the household and her role after marriage.
* The Domestic Life of Thomas JeffersonRandolph, Sarah N1958New York: Harper and Brothers, 1871; reprint, New York: Ungar 
The Encyclopedia Britannica Website: Martha Jefferson    : Encyclopedia BritannicaAn entry on the Encyclopedia Britannica website that provides a short biographical sketch of Martha Jefferson and external links for further information. The entry can be found here: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/935240/Martha-Jefferson
* The Family Letters of Thomas JeffersonBetts, Edwin M., and Bear, James A., eds1966Columbia: University of Missouri Press 
* First First Ladies, 1789-1865: A Study of the Wives of the Early PresidentsWhitton, Mary Ormsbee1948New York: Hastings House 
* The First Forty Years of Washington Society. Hunt, Galliard, edSmith, Margaret Bayard1965New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1906; reprint, New York: UngarThis first illuminating memoir of Washington life by a reporter who was a personal friend of President Jefferson and Martha Randolph.
* The First LadiesBarzman, Sol1970New York: Cowles 
First LadiesSchneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider2010New York: Facts On FileUpdated edition.
First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama Caroli, Betty Boyd2009New York: Oxford University PressUpdated, fourth edition of Caroli's classic analysis of the successes, failings, and personalities of the 41 women who served as first ladies.
* First Ladies: Women Who Called the White House HomeGormley, Beatrice1997New York: ScholasticFor readers grades 4-6.
First Ladies: A Biographical DictionarySchneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider2001New York: Checkmark Books 
First Ladies: A Profile of America's First Ladies; Michelle Obama to Martha WashingtonVander Pol, Stacie, ed.2009Seattle, WA: Pacific Publishing StudioProfiles of each First Lady; themes include sacrifices made and benefits gained.
First Ladies and the Press: Looking AheadBeasley, Maurine H.2006Media Report to Women Winter 2006Details how First Ladies have been represented by the media.
First Ladies: Influence & Image: Martha Jefferson    : CSPANA page of the First Ladies Influence & Image website containing videos and information that pertains to Martha Jefferson. The webpage can be found here: http://firstladies.c-span.org/FirstLady/4/Martha-Jefferson.aspx
First Ladies’ Letters Spice Up CollectionByard, Katie2007Akron Beacon Journal 19 February 2007Interview with executive director Pat Krider emphasizes how the National First Ladies Library has focused on purchasing documents regarding the development of the position of First Lady.
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