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Author: 
Anna Berkes

Dear American Heritage Dictionary, 4th edition (2009):

Hello!  How are you?  Ahem.  It has recently come to my attention that your definition of Founding Father (capitalized) reads thusly: "A member of the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution in 1787."  Now, as you may...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
Author: 
Herb Sloan

Guesty commentary

Financial crises are nothing new in American history.  The Panic of 1819 was the first of them, and it was one about...MORE »

Author: 
Anna Berkes

Unfortunately it's been a bizarre week for us here (hence the dearth of blog entries), but I did want to highlight our new exhibit, which is singularly appropriate for Mothers' Day.  It features Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks, mother of...MORE »

Author: 
Chad

What make of car would Jefferson drive?

 

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Jefferson Today
Author: 
Anna Berkes

Reference question: For whom is Carolina Ramsay Randolph (Thomas Jefferson's great-granddaughter, daughter of his oldest grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph) named? Search strategy:

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Author: 
Chad

Invocations and...MORE »

Author: 
Anna Berkes

I was unaware of this, but it seems that our beloved local apple, the Albemarle Pippin, is in fact a native of New York (just like Your Correspondent, here).  The Big Apple has decided to get serious about...MORE »

Author: 
Anna Berkes

Some weeks ago a book was returned to us, and its back cover caught my eye.  As it happens, the book itself, as well as its author, are well worth examination, even though they seem not to be as well known as they should be.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with her,...MORE »

Author: 
LAN

Citing President Jefferson's historic battle against the Barbary pirates, Chuck Norris calls for similar action against present-day "sea radicals." Read ...MORE »

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Jefferson Today
Author: 
Anna Berkes

Cue the angel chorus! At long long long last, the Papers of Thomas Jefferson are now available online! (And this morning I see that the site is already down. Perhaps we have already loved it to death. I'm sure...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View

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