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  • Declaration of Independence and Defining Equality
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    Declaration of Independence and Defining Equality

    Historians Peter Onuf, David Blight and Annette Gordon-Reed discussed defining equality and the Declaration of Independence. They talked about the views and interpretations of W.E.B. DuBois,…

    890 views
  • emMost Blessed of the Patriarchsem
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

    1,119 views
  • Public History on the Early Republic
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    Public History on the Early Republic

    Historians talk about trends in public history and how museums interpret early American history. They described how they develop programs for specific groups and create partnerships between…

    251 views
  • emMost Blessed of the Patriarchsem
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon Reed and Peter Onuf spoke about their book, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. They spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction…

    664 views
  • Annette GordonReed and Peter Onuf Discuss Thomas Jeffersons Intellect
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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

    1,651 views
  • emThe Birth of a Nationem at 100
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    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, originally released in 1915…

    1,204 views
  • Discussion on Thomas Jeffersons Union
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    Thomas Jefferson's Union

    Professors Gary Gallagher and Peter Onuf talked about the tenets of federalism and the meaning behind the idea of a union of states from the perspective of President Thomas Jefferson. They spoke about Thomas…

    1,109 views
  • Inaugurations in American History
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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

    757 views
  • Teaching Constitutional History
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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel…

    1,180 views
  • History of Alcohol in America
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    History of Alcohol in America

    Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from…

    1,425 views
  • Thomas Jeffersons Idea of America
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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…

    906 views
  • Thanksgiving in American History
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    Thanksgiving in American History

    The BackStory Guys, Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, and Peter Onuf, talked about the history and mythos of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    374 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and Alternatives to Slavery
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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 labor systems that…

    1,234 views
  • 1861 Secession Debate
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    1861 Secession Debate

    An episode of the radio program “BackStory with the American History Guys” focused on Secession and the Civil War and its reverberations through history. The hosts discussed the secession…

    1,334 views
  • Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism
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    Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism

    Professor Onuf compared John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson’s views of the Constitution and the role of divided power. He said that in many ways the two were similar despite the fact that both they…

    528 views
  • President  Jefferson and the Civil War
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    President Jefferson and the Civil War

    Peter Onuf talked about President Thomas Jefferson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved disagreements about the status…

    679 views
  • emThe Mind of Thomas Jeffersonem
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    The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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  • The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams
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    The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams

    Moderated by Mr. Samuelson, a panel of Jefferson scholars discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their contributions to the founding of the United States.…

    138 views
  • Washington Journal Monticello
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    Washington Journal: Monticello

    In the first of a three-part series, Monticello, the home of President Jefferson was profiled. In the first segment, Mr. Daniel talked about the history of Monticello and Ms. Stein provided a tour of several…

    494 views
  • emReconstructing Americaem
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    Reconstructing America

    Professor Ceaser and other colleagues from the University of Virginia talked about his new book, Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought. The book examines the…

    211 views
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