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    The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy, vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, talked about Jefferson’s post-politics life, including his vision for what became the University of…

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    The Compleat Victory

    U.S. Army War College Professor Kevin Weddle provided a history of the American Revolution’s Battle of Saratoga in 1777. This was a virtual event hosted by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in…

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    The Hemingses of Monticello

    Annette Gordon-Reed talked about her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton; September 17, 2008), and how she came to write it. She responded to audience…

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    Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary

    Kevin Gutzman talked about his book Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, in which he argues that Thomas Jefferson was a political radical for his time,…

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    American Revolutions

    Alan Taylor talked about his book American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804, in which he examines the American Revolution, from the strained relationship between the Colonists and…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Election of 1800

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the election of 1800 and Thomas Jefferson’s “peaceful revolution.” He argued that the election was one of the most toxic in U.S. history and that it relied…

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    American Revolution and the Fate of the British Empire

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy, author of The Men who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, talked about the role played by British military leaders in the U.S.…

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    American Revolution in the Caribbean

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about the British colonies in the Caribbean during the American Revolution and their importance to the outcome of the war, even though they did not take up arms…

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    Inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

    The inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, worth $50,000, was awarded on March 17, 2014, in New York City. Finalists for the prize read selections from their books prior to the…

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    The Men Who Lost America

    Andrew O’Shaughnessy talked about his book, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, in which he profiles the leaders of the British Army…

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    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 his slaves, what…

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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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    The Partnership of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

    Richard Brookhiser spoke about the partnership between Presidents Jefferson and James Madison, and about how each influenced the other. His topics included the ways in which Jefferson was much like an…

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    Madison and Jefferson

    Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg present a dual biography of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. The authors focus on the third and fourth American presidents' relationship and their affect on the…

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