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    Interpreting African American History

    Richard Josey was an interpreter of African American history at Colonial Williamsburg, portraying several characters, including a runaway slave named Peter. He discussed why it is important to…

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    U.S. Policy Toward American Indians

    David Wilkins discussed 18th and 19th century U.S. policy towards American Indians and explains their impact on them today. Mr. Wilkins is a University of Richmond leadership studies professor…

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    Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin Friendship

    Philipp Ziesche, associate editor at Yale University’s Papers of Benjamin Franklin project, talked about the friendship between Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello…

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    Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in Conversation

    Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello hosted a conversation between Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as portrayed by Bill Robling and Bill Barker. They revisited their lifelong association,…

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    Thomas Jefferson's Papers

    J. Jefferson Looney talked about the decades-long project to compile Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and other papers so that the “Sage of Monticello” will be more accessible to scholars and the public.…

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    Thomas Jefferson and George Washington

    Veteran historical interpreters portraying Thomas Jefferson and George Washington engaged in a conversation about their roles in the Revolutionary War and the constitutional government that followed.…

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    Jefferson, Lafayette and the French Revolution

    Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Monticello’s Bill Barker and Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider-- discussed the French Revolution, the alliance between…

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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker and Monticello’s Historic Interpretation Manager, Brandon Dillard, discused how depictions of both slavery and Jefferson’s life have changed over recent…

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    Gardening at Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of Monticello. He talked about his planting methods, experiments, and the enslaved people who tended and…

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    Thomas Jefferson on Declaring Independence

    To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas…

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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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    The Civil War of 1812

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Talyor presents a history of the War of 1812. Mr. Taylor recalls the over two-year war between America and Britain that ended in a stalemate but established a…

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    The Internal Enemy

    Alan Taylor talked about his book, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, in which he recounts the impact that slaves in Virginia had on the War of 1812. In his book, the…

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    History of Slavery Scholarship and Museum Interpretation

    Panelists talked about the history of slavery scholarship and the evolution of slavery interpretation at historic sites and museums over the last quarter century. They responded to…

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    Slavery at Historic Sites

    Panelists talked about how slavery is represented and reconstructed at places like Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, and James Monroe’s home, Ash Lawn-Highland. They also discussed the…

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    Thomas Jefferson and the American West

    This event, held at Thomas Jefferson’s home, ‘Monticello’ in Charlottesville ,VA. featured John Logan Allen, Geography Professor, Univ. of Connecticut Mr.Allen talked about the role President…

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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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    Monticello Independence Day

    The C-SPAN School Bus visited the 32nd annual Independence Day celebration at the home of Thomas Jefferson in Monticello, Virginia. David McCullough gave the keynote speech at the ceremony…

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    Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commencement

    On January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Congress asking it to fund the exploration of the western part of the continent. Thus began a three-year journey which took…

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