The latest issue of the Journal of the Early Republic (27 no. 1, Spring 2007) is a feast for the Jefferson aficionado, including:
"Beyond the Wall: Reinterpreting Jefferson's Danbury Address," by Johann N. Neem
Richard Alan Ryerson reviews Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John Ferling
The Jefferson Library is approaching its 5th anniversary this April. When I saw the completed building five years ago, I couldn’t help but wonder how Jefferson himself would perceive the building. Architecture aside, I think he would love the space for all those books. It would not be such a crazy idea that he would carve out a place for himself behind the staff room door.more »
The Internet, it seems, is a breeding ground for spurious Jefferson quotations. I suppose I shouldn't complain about this, since I secretly (okay, it's not a secret now) enjoy hunting the wily Jefferson Quotation. Most of the time they turn out not to be Jefferson quotations at all. I will ruminate on that at some future point, but for now I want to highlight an interesting case in point. more »
Sometimes we get inexplicable rashes of questions. There was the "Jefferson wanting Indians to wear pants" one a few weeks ago (which remains unexplicated). This past week it's been people asking us if Sally Hemings is buried under the Hampton Inn. In a disappointing case of fiction being stranger than truth, we don't have any evidence to smore »
A little birdie told me...
On Saturday February 10, Professor Bob Miller will talk about his book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny, on Native American Radio Live with host Albert Cata. Bob will be on the program from 4:30-5:45 p.m. (PST). The show can be heard on the web at www.ksfr.org - all you have to do is click on the web address and then click on listen live.