George Washington and Thomas Jefferson knew each other for thirty years. They were colleagues who became friends and collaborated on some of the most important events associated with the American Revolution and its aftermath. They had much in common yet, at the time of Washington's death, they were estranged. Frank Cogliano, who's writing a book about the relationship between Washington and Jefferson, will discuss their relationship and their differences, which became profound and shaped how Americans have come to understand the American Revolution.

About the Speaker

Frank Cogliano, a fellow at Monticello’s Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies in 2020, is Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh where he serves as one of the University’s Dean International for North America. He is the author of numerous books on the American Revolution and Thomas Jefferson. He is a member of the ICJS Advisory Board and was the 2018-2019 holder of Fritz and Claudine Kundrun Fellowship at Monticello.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.