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Anna Berkes

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

Author: 
Anna Berkes

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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Eric Johnson

Tuckahoe Plantation, boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, is offering candlelit Christmas Tours of the house on December 13 and 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Cost is $10.00.  Click ...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
Author: 
Anna Berkes

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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Jack Robertson

At the recent Virginia Library Association conferenece, we were honored by the presence of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, or at least their Washington Nationals "Racing Presidents" incarnations.  I was pleased to link arms with these august personages, and I was most impressed by their...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

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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Anna Berkes

Recently arrived as a very kind gift from two former fellows:

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A Summary View, Research
Author: 
Eric Johnson

. . . with the news of Barack Obama's election?  Historian (and former ICJS Fellow) Joseph J. Ellis wrote an interesting opinion piece in the L.A. Times yesterday addressing this very question:

I never expected to see an...MORE »
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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
Author: 
Anna Berkes

The latest Journal of Southern History (volume LXXIV no. 4, or 74 for us Roman-numerically-challenged people) carries an article by former ICJS fellow Brian Steele, "Thomas Jefferson, Coercion, and the Limits of Harmonious Union" (pp. 823-854).  In the reviews section we have several...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

For my Fake TJ Stories files, and for the edification of our 6 devoted readers, I offer the following Reference Question Tale:

It is claimed, by websites and other sources various and sundry, that Thomas Jefferson, upon hearing of a meteorite crash in Connecticut in 1807 and its...MORE »

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