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    Election of 1796

    Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was…

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    Thomas Jefferson in France

    James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years…

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    Book Discussion on Astoria

    Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, in…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Republicanism

    Donald Livingston talked about Thomas Jefferson and the practice of republican government. He spoke about the changes in the American application of republicanism and the modern status…

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    Jefferson the Theist

    University of Virginia Religious Studies Professor William Wilson outlined the religious beliefs of Thomas Jefferson. Professor Wilson stated that the teachings of Jesus were important…

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    Book Discussion on Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the…

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    Washington, Jefferson and Slavery

    Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, and Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, talked about the private…

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    Martha Jefferson Randolph

    Author and history professor Cynthia Kierner talked about her book, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello, and discussed the impact and importance of Thomas Jefferson’s…

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    Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    Jon Meacham, author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, recounted the political thinking and career of America’s third president. He examined Jefferson’s relationship…

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    Book Discussion on Master of the Mountain

    Author Henry Wiencek discussed his book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, in which he reports that Jefferson sought financial gain through the ownership and labor of…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Louisville

    Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owens talked about the history of Louisville and Thomas Jefferson’s ties to Kentucky. Jefferson never visited Louisville, but was the governor…

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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Lucia Stanton, senior historian of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, has been studying and writing about Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved community for more than 30 years. In this…

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    Book Discussion on Mr. Jefferson's Hammer

    Robert Owens talked about his book, Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy. He talked about how future-President William Henry…

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    Book Discussion on American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America

    David Stewart talked about his book, American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America. In this recounting of the political career of the vice president of the…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America

    Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation. Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf…

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    Women in the Lives of Wilson, Jefferson, and Twain

    Authors talked about their books about the women in the lives of Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson, and Mark Twain. The panel was moderated by Professor Judy Nolte Temple. They…

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    The Jefferson-Hemings Controversy

    Members of the Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Issue held a press conference to present evidence that contradicts arguments that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with his…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Alternatives to Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson purchased a 1,334 acre tract in Virginia, known first as “Indian Camp” and then later named Morven, as a testing ground for various agricultural methods and…

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    Jefferson's Bible

    The work of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Paper Conservation Laboratory project to preserve the “Jefferson Bible” was shown. In his retirement years…

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    Thomas Jefferson and the American West

    John Logan Allen talked about the role President Jefferson played in the Louisiana Purchase and the expedition of Lewis and Clark which explored and mapped western land. He talked…

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