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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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Anna Berkes

In case you didn't know, it was Banned Books Week last week - the American Library Association decreed it.  And if you're following the...MORE »

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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

Guest commentary

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 »
Author: 
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
Author: 
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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