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  • Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest
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    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

    Thomas Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a secluded retreat from public life. Travis McDonald, director of Architectural Restoration, talked about the site’s history and goes behind the scenes of the current…

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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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  • emJeffersons Daughtersem
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    Jefferson's Daughters

    Villanova University history professor, Catherine Kerrison, explored the lives of Thomas Jefferson’s daughters, Martha and Maria Jefferson, as well as Harriet Hemings, born into slavery at…

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  • Archaeology at Poplar Forest
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    Archaeology at Poplar Forest

    Jack Gary, director of Archaeology and Landscapes, talked about some of the items found at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, including pieces that tell the story of slave life, trades practiced, and how…

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  • Jeffersons Bible
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    Jefferson's Bible

    The work of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Paper Conservation Laboratory project to preserve the “Jefferson Bible” was shown. In his retirement years Thomas Jefferson…

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  • Slavery at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello
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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Christa Dierksheide, Gardiner Hallock, and Steve Light showed some of the renovations taking place to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was renovating the south wing of…

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  • QA with Gordon Wood
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    Q&A with Gordon Wood

    Historian Gordon Wood discussed his book, Friends Divided, about the relationship and differing political views of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

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  • Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase

    Professor Gene Smith talked about Thomas Jefferson’s challenges with the Louisiana Purchase Treaty. He discussed Jefferson’s concerns over whether it was unconstitutional, the resistance from the…

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  • emThe Hemingses of Monticelloem
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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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    Jefferson

    Professor John Boles talked about his book Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty, in which he recalls the life of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, from his formative years in Virginia…

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  • Kevin Gutzman Discusses emThomas Jefferson  Revolutionaryem
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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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  • Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed talked about Thomas Jefferson and his relationship with the enslaved Hemings family, whom he owned. She focused on Sally Hemings, with whom Jefferson supposedly had six children.…

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  • emJefferson and Hamiltonem
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    Jefferson and Hamilton

    John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, talked about his book, Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation, in which he examines the political…

    1,519 views
  • Thomas Jeffersons Reputation
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    Thomas Jefferson's Reputation

    Author Robert McDonald talked about Thomas Jefferson as a polarizing figure, and described how Jefferson’s actions and writings led him to be both revered by his contemporaries and…

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    Astoria

    Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival, in which he…

    1,422 views
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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…

    640 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and Election of 1800
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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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  • 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…

    1,583 views
  • emThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Piratesem
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

    Brian Kilmeade talked about his book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, which he co-wrote with Don Yaeger. In the book, the authors examine President Thomas Jefferson’s efforts to thwart…

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  • Open Phones with Thomas Jefferson Portrayer
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    Open Phones with Thomas Jefferson Portrayer

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, responded to viewer comments and questions about colonial politics. He was interviewed while on the C-SPAN Bus at Colonial Williamsburg.

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