Participant Info

First Name
Lisa A.
Last Name
Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, International Center for Jefferson Studies
Website URL and
18th- & 19th-Century American History, Women, Family, Childhood, Slavery, American Masculinity, Capitalism, Mercantilism, Material Culture, as well as Thomas Jefferson and Monticello.
Additional Contact Information
Media contact must come through Marketing Dept. of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Personal Info

About Me

Author, editor, and historian, with experience in electronic and print publishing, public history, museum education, cultural heritage, conference and event planning, and public speaking. 

Other things I spend time doing include hiking, camping, baking, gardening, and painting. And of course, I read…a lot.

Recent Publications

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, J. Jefferson Looney, et al. (Princeton University Press, 2004– ), nineteen volumes to date, with twentieth due Jan. 2024.

“Mary Johnston: The Suffrage Speeches of a Virginia Novelist,” in Southern Women in the Progressive Era: A Reader, edited by Melissa Walker and Giselle Roberts, eds. (University of South Carolina Press, Jan., 2019).

“Ellen Randolph Coolidge’s ‘Virginia Legends’ and ‘Negro Stories’: Antebellum Tales from Monticello,” Massachusetts Historical Review, Vol. 17 (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015)

“Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge: Thomas Jefferson’s Granddaughter in New England and Beyond,” Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times, Cynthia A. Kierner and Sandra G. Treadway, eds. (University of Georgia Press, 2013).

 Thomas Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Victorian England: The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838–1839, Ann Lucas Birle and Lisa A. Francavilla, eds. (University of Virginia Press, 2011).

Various book reviews, blog posts, and online biographical articles.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States and Britain
Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Children & Youth, Emancipation, Family, Gender, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women