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  • emThe Problem of Democracyem
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    The Problem of Democracy

    Louisiana State University history Professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein talked about their book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, in…

  • Enlightenment Era in America
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    Enlightenment Era in America

    Professor Andrew Burstein talked about the Enlightenment era in America and the ideas that shaped the politics and morals of the Revolutionary generation. He spoke about Benjamin Franklin’s…

  • Andrew Burstein on emDemocracys Museem
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    Democracy's Muse

    Andrew Burstein talked about his book Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead, in which he looks…

  • War of 1812 200th Anniversary Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg

    Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr.…

  • emMadison and Jeffersonem
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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…

  • emThe Original Knickerbockerem
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    The Original Knickerbocker

    Professor Burstein talked about his book, The Original Knickerbocker: The Life of Washington Irving. He said Irving was the first American author to claim writing as his profession. Mr. Irving…

  • emThe Passions of Andrew Jacksonem
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    The Passions of Andrew Jackson

    Mr. Burstein discussed his new biography of the 7th President of the United States titled, The Passions of Andrew Jackson, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Professor Burnstein compares…

  • emJeffersons Secrets  Death and Desire at Monticelloem
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    Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello

    Andrew Burstein talked about his book Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello, published by Basic Books. It examined at the private life of America’s third president and more…

  • emAmericas Jubileeem
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    America's Jubilee

    Professor Burstein talked about his book America’s Jubilee: How in 1826 a Generation Remembered Fifty Years of Independence, published by Knopf. The book explores American life in 1826…

  • Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
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    Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson

    In the third in a series on American presidents, Thomas Jefferson’s life and career are discussed. Mr. Burstein and Mr. Jordan talked about Monticello and Jefferson’s love of nature, his career,…

  • emThe Inner Jeffersonem
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    The Inner Jefferson

    On the lawn of Monticello, Mr. Burstein spoke about his new book, The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist, which examines President Jefferson’s private correspondence. He talked…