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Annette Gordon-Reed discusses a tricky question in the latest American Heritage magazine (vol. 58 no. 5, Fall 2008): "Did Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson Love Each Other? ...MORE »

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A question from a patron prompted me to take another look at the quotation, "dissent is the highest form of patriotism."  This is probably one of the most frequent quotation questions for us, but I haven't taken a fresh look at it for several years.  Google Books has revolutionized the way I...MORE »

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I've just received a Very Large Book:  The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin...MORE »
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Our very own Elizabeth V. Chew has an article published in the new book...MORE »

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Our very own Rick Britton will be giving a lecture on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 P.M. at the Historic Fluvanna Courthouse in Palmyra, Virginia, titled, "General John Hartwell Cocke of Fluvanna."  The lecture is hosted by the Fluvanna County...MORE »
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An alert patron alerted me to the following: "American Revolution Flags Sell for $17.4 Million."  Apparently Col. Banastre Tarleton was quite the flag...MORE »
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A new book will be published by the author of Measuring America:Andro Linklater (June 2007) entitled the ...MORE »

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Want to see a moving "expression of the American mind"?  Check out the U.S. Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud.  Drag the slider all the way to the left and then slowly drag it to the right to see an interesting portrayal of what was on...MORE »
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Ask Ace has Asked Anna again.  This time the burning question regards TJ's celebration of his birthday (or, as it turns out,...MORE »
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We recently received back a book that we had sent out to be repaired, namely The Bizarre Sisters, by Jay and Audrey Walz.  I've provided an image of the cover here for your delectation.  There was nothing wrong with the case or the text block - it was the dust jacket that was in need of some TLC, and when you see what it looks like, I'm sure you'll understand why we felt the need to preserve it for posterity.MORE »
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