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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
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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
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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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Anna Berkes

The arrival of the latest William and Mary Quarterly (or WMQ, as I affectionately call it) has occasioned its usual flutter of excitement among its devotees.  The following items in the table of contents caught my eye:

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A Summary View, Research
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Bryan

Our new project at the Jefferson Encyclopedia centers around heirloom seeds and plants from the Center for Historic Plants.  With the kind help of...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

It's not quite brand new, but a number of our staff were positively googly-eyed over this book, so I thought it worth mentioning: A Pattern Book of Tools and Household Goods, published by the Early American Industries Association in cooperation with the http://www.pem.org" t MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Anna Berkes
...and who doesn't, really? Well, this is the museum exhibit for you: "Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005" kicked off just this past weekend at Winterthur Museum.MORE »
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Anna Berkes

Sometimes it's a little scary how persistent apocryphal stories about Jefferson are. Case in point: the perennial (for us) question, "Did Thomas Jefferson shoot someone on the White House lawn?" There's no...MORE »

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