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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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    Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism

    Professor Peter 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…

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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…

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    The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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    The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams

    Moderated by Richard Samuelson, was a panel of Jefferson scholars at the 1998 Jefferson Symposium. They discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, their…

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    Washington Journal: Monticello

    In the first of a three-part series, Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson was profiled. In the first segment, Dan Jordan talked about the history of Monticello and Susan Stein provided a…

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    Reconstructing America

    Professor James 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 examined…

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