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    What Would Jefferson Say?

    Mr. Sheldon discussed his book What Would Jefferson Say?: What Our Third President Would Think of the World Today - From the Budget Deficit and Race Relations to Freedom of Speech,…

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    Editing the 'Truth' of Civil War History

    Mr. Miller spoke about separating historical fact from fiction concerning the Civil War and the challenges of editing personal papers. Mr. Miller used the papers of General Thomas “Stonewall”…

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    Fighting for the Confederacy

    Professor Gallagher talked about editing Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, published by the University of North Carolina Press in a lecture called…

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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

    After an introduction by Mr. Samuelson, Professor Ellis talked about the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. He is the author of biographies of both presidents. After his…

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    New Perspectives on the Civil War

    Two authors presented their new findings on the Shenandoah Valley and sex in the Civil War. Mr. Mahon addressed the view that the Shenandoah Valley was the major granary for the Confederate army. Mr. Mahon…

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    The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams

    Moderated by Mr. Samuelson, a panel of Jefferson scholars discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their contributions to the founding of the United States.…

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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

    Mr. Samuelson, who is writing an intellectual biography of the Adams family, talked about the relationship between Jefferson and Adams. He explained that the Adams family criticized Thomas…

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