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Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing and building Monticello at age 26 after inheriting land from his father. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally , with Jefferson using slaves for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Monticello has hosted 29 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1993 Statement. The year with the most events was 2020 with nine events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2016 with an average of 2,584 views per video. Most appearances with Bill Barker (8), Daniel P. Jordan (7), Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy (4). Most common tags: Jefferson, Thomas, Early American History (1600-1850), African American History.

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    A Black descendent of Thomas Jefferson and employee at Monticello, author Gayle Jessup White examined the legacies of her…

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    Monticello's Historic Gardens

    Monticello gardeners and plant curators talked about how Thomas Jefferson planned his gardens and how they recreate those gardens…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams

    Historical interpreters Bill Barker and Abigail Schumann brought Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams to life in a candid…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Education

    Thomas Jefferson has been called the Sage of Monticello. Historical interpreter Bill Barker talked from Mr. Jefferson’s own Virginia…

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