Americas First Daughter

America's First Daughter

Author Stephanie Dray Duration: 23:26:58 Narrator Cassandra Campbell Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.

It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.

Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

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  • 001 America's First Daughter

    Duration: 14s

  • 002 Note to the Listener

    Duration: 44s

  • 003 July 5

    Duration: 12min

  • 004 Chapter 01

    Duration: 49min

  • 005 Chapter 02

    Duration: 29min

  • 006 Chapter 03

    Duration: 28min

  • 007 Chapter 04

    Duration: 32min

  • 008 Chapter 05

    Duration: 40min

  • 009 Chapter 06

    Duration: 33min

  • 010 Chapter 07

    Duration: 36min

  • 011 Chapter 08

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  • 012 Chapter 09

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  • 013 Chapter 10

    Duration: 37min

  • 014 Chapter 11

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  • 015 Chapter 12

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  • 016 Chapter 13

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  • 017 Chapter 14

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  • 018 Chapter 15

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  • 019 Chapter 16

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  • 020 Chapter 17

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  • 021 Chapter 18

    Duration: 38min

  • 022 Chapter 19

    Duration: 39min

  • 023 Chapter 20

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  • 024 Chapter 21

    Duration: 36min

  • 025 Chapter 22

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  • 026 Chapter 23

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  • 027 Chapter 24

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  • 028 Chapter 25

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  • 029 Chapter 26

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  • 030 Chapter 27

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  • 031 Chapter 28

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  • 032 Chapter 29

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  • 033 Chapter 30

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  • 034 Chapter 31

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  • 035 Chapter 32

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  • 036 Chapter 33

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  • 037 Chapter 34

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  • 038 Chapter 35

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  • 039 Chapter 36

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  • 040 Chapter 37

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  • 041 Chapter 38

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  • 042 Chapter 39

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  • 043 Chapter 40

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  • 044 Chapter 41

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  • 045 Chapter 42

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  • 046 Chapter 43

    Duration: 14min

  • 047 Epilogue

    Duration: 14min

  • 048 Author's Note

    Duration: 13min

  • 049 Credits

    Duration: 38s

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