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Anna Berkes
I received a little book in the mail just a bit ago, and I think it deserves to be read in front of a fire with a cup of tea.  It is called Romanticism and Nationalism in the Old South, by Rollin Osterweis (Louisiana State University Press, 1971) and is full of paragraphs like this:MORE »
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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

With the coming of Thanksgiving comes also a burble of chatty news stories about the origins thereof, and usually something about turkeys.  Not far behind comes some sort of mention of the Founding Fathers, and how they all felt about turkeys.  I've seen several of these articles in the last few...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia (and a great friend of Monticello) wrote a thought-provoking piece in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star about the nature of Americans' views of liberty from the earliest days of the republic...MORE »

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Eric Johnson

Ben Gelber, meteorologist and author of The Pennsylvania Weather Book, wrote an op-ed piece in today's New York Times in which he examines how Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other luminaries of 18th-century science debated issues of climate in their own day.

Read the piece...MORE »

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Chad

Monticello staff members were tickled to see Thomas Jefferson and James Madison referred to (and accurately, we might add) in a recent article  in the satirical...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
This blog entry came up in my Google Alert a few days ago - its main focus is actually a cathedral in Saigon, but it incidentally mentions a fascinating little episode in Jefferson's life of which I was heretofore unaware.MORE »
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Anna Berkes

If you've been following this blog, or even talking to me on a regular basis, you know that we went through an extraordinarily obnoxious patch a year or so ago in which we were getting fake Jefferson quotation questions about every 4 minutes or so.  This seemed to be largely due to some sort of...MORE »

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Chad
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Eric Johnson

In an op-ed piece in today's Boston Globe, Lou Ureneck takes to task the sorry state of modern-day civic affairs.  He begins by describing Jefferson,...MORE »

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Chad

USATODAY columnist Oliver Thomas writes "And the wall . . . comes tumbling down."

Visit Monticello in Virginia this fall and if you listen carefully, you might hear something out of the ordinary: Thomas

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