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Eric Johnson

In February, we discussed recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon by artist Kerry Marshall in the atrium of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  In...MORE »

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Adam Jortner

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I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he [Christ] wished anyone to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; and believing he never claimed any other....MORE »
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Eric Johnson

 In an article on Beliefnet, Steven Waldman, author of Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty, reports on a new study that "reveals that a rapidly growing number of Americans hold the belief system that used to be described as Deism." The study, done by researchers MORE »

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Jefferson Today
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Anna Berkes

That would be a great name for a band, wouldn't it?  Or a car.  Alas, no, it's my latest book acquisition, and although I do poke gentle fun at my Gilded Pig, it really is a great little find.  I've been scouring the Internets for undiscovered works of genius by Marie Kimball, and came across a book she wrote - more of a pamph MORE »

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Anna Berkes

Several years ago, a visitor to Monticello emailed me and asked about something they'd seen in the Jefferson family graveyard, just a short walk down from...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
Two articles with TJ/Monticello content in the latest issue of Early American Life:
  • "The Faces of a Generation," by Audrey J. Wolfe, about sculptor John Browere (who did a near-deadly life mask of Jefferson - there's a rather horrifying description of the proceedings by granddaughter Virginia here)
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Anna Berkes

A new intriguing book on the shelves: Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi, by Chandra Mukerji (Princeton, 2009). This dovetails nicely with one of our new TJ Encyclopedia articles, which features (among...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Chad

In a recent op-ed piece for the Daily Telegraph online, Conservative MP Daniel Hannan writes about his recent tour of speaking engagements at various...MORE »

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Chad

In a recent entry on the Huffington Post, Michael Meranze, History Professor at UCLA, quotes Jefferson and cites his epitaph in arguing against cuts in state spending on education at all levels in California.

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Jefferson Today
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Jack Robertson

Our friend Rick Britton is offering a class through the Charlottesville Senior Center entitled "Tales of the University: Great Names & Events in U.Va.'s Early History." Details are as follows:

Introduction—The beautiful University of Virginia is...MORE »

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