Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in its Eminent Lives… read more

Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in its Eminent Lives series. He described both the public and private lives of Thomas Jefferson, including Jefferson’s positions on the Enlightenment, nation building, and slavery. He emphasized Jefferson’s tremendous influence on the U.S. Revolution and the future United States, such as the Louisiana Purchase. After his presentation Mr. Hitchens answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

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192370-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 6, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 15, 2006

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  • May 06, 2006 | 11:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 2006 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 02, 2006 | 1:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 15, 2006 | 4:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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