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Anna Berkes
I have a new book in my sights - Robert Wright's One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (McGraw-Hill, 2008).   One of our house interpreters discovered Wright's work a few years ago and ever since it's been an ongoing quest to acquire everything Robert...MORE »
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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

Well, A Summary View is away for Christmas, but in our absence, we invite you to have a gander (ha ha!) at our Christmas article in...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

Good thing I know somebody with a subscription to American Scientist, otherwise I would never have found out that Keith Thomson (another friend of ours and former ICJS...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

Our good friend Sandra Rebok has an article in the newest Virginia Magazine of History and Biography: "Englightened Correspondents: The Transatlantic Dialogue of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander von...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

I know: again with the quotations!  We are experiencing a strange swell in quotation questions, however, so it's pretty much all I have to talk about these days.  There's one in particular that is bugging me, so I thought I'd throw it out to our 6 loyal readers in case there's a chance others...MORE »

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Leonard Sadosky (former ICJS fellow) does Susan Dunn's Dominion of Memories:...MORE »

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We get a lot of questions from the public asking us to verify quotations as Jeffersonian or not, but these almost always concern only a single quotation. The other week I got a query from an inquiring person that contained not one, but 10 quotations. The source of the query...MORE »

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From our Director of Adult Education:

Local authors and historians Coy Barefoot and Rick Britton will be discussing and signing their new Jefferson books at Monticello’s new ...MORE »
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It seems you can't turn around these days without tripping over a fabulous online digital collection.  While searching this morning for an intriguingly-titled Civil War pamphlet (“Interior Causes of the War: The Nation Demonized and its President a Spirit-Rapper," by "A Citizen of Ohio"), I...MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Recently arrived as a very kind gift from two former fellows:

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A Summary View, Research

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