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In a recent posting on the Newsweek Web site, a descendant of Sally Hemings pens a letter to Thomas Jefferson on the occasion of Barack Obama's inauguration. "The unfulfilled ideals of democracy which I am certain burdened your heart are closer to fulfillment," writes Clara Lee Fisher. "Slavery is...More >>
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Everyone knows that Thomas Jefferson loved wine, but did you know that he also brewed his own beer at Monticello? In Wednesday's Washington Post , Jenny Mayo writes about a recent trip to Monticello, her first stop on the up-and-coming Charlottesville, Va., beer trail. Mayo writes: "It turns out...More >>
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In his inaugural address Tuesday, Barack Obama called on Americans to remain hopeful of America's promise in the face of war and economic troubles and to set aside political differences, calling to mind Jefferson's words from the Declaration of Independence: "The time has come to reaffirm our...More >>
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Joseph Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson , writes in Sunday's Washington Post that Barack Obama's history-making oath is rooted in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. Ellis writes: "If history is, as they say, an...More >>
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