Jefferson and His Time

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Jefferson and His Time
Author Dumas Malone
Country US
Genre history
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Publication date
Pages 3300
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History

Jefferson and His Time is a six-volume biography of US President Thomas Jefferson by American historian Dumas Malone, published between 1948 and 1981.

The six volumes were published individually as follows:

  • Jefferson the Virginian (1948)
  • Jefferson and the Rights of Man (1951)
  • Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty (1962)
  • Jefferson the President: First Term, 1801-1805 (1970)
  • Jefferson the President: Second Term, 1805-1809 (1974)
  • The Sage of Monticello (1981)

His work on the series gave Malone a reputation as "the world's leading Jefferson scholar". For the fifth volume, he was awarded the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for History.[1]


  1. ^ "Dumas Malone, Jefferson biographer=". Chicago Sun-Times.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). December 28, 1986. Retrieved December 9, 2012.