You are here

Blog

Find out what the Thomas Jefferson Foundation as well as Monticello staff members and guest bloggers have to say about Jefferson and Monticello.


Author: 
Bryan
In the October 27th issue of Newsweek, you can read an article entitled "It's Not Easy Bein' Blue" and Jefferson is mentioned.  The author argues that for the most part we are a center-right country and it has been like that for a lot longer than we may think.  Jefferson is part of the "staple tenets of the central faith in American political ideologies" like private property, individual choice over government mandate, and individual opportunity.MORE »
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Jack Robertson
Since 1994 the Scout Report has listed and annotated praiseworthy websites of interest to librarians, teachers, students, and scholars. Here's one that we will add to our Thomas Jefferson Portal research database: Creating the United States.  More info:MORE »
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Bryan

Grand Avenue by Scott Berg Looking at Washington D.C. today it is hard...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Jack Robertson
I received the following update notification just now from Oxford University Press regarding the African American Studies Center fulltext file to which we subscribe.  Note:  this is a restricted access service available only to computer users at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation OR at any other institution with a paid subscription to this resource. Dear Jack Robertson - Thomas Jefferson Foundation,MORE »
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Anna Berkes

Sometimes it seems an uphill battle, disabusing people of the notion that Jefferson is the source of every smart, catchy thing ever said.  I was reassured this week to find out that I'm not alone in my efforts.  An intrepid blogger became suspicious of a supposed Jefferson quote that has risen...MORE »

Author: 
Bryan
Well, "It's the economy, stupid" is back in this election year in a big way!  So, I have to bring up Jefferson's debt in the course of making us feel a little better.  He loved to spend the money and he made some unwise decisions, and his family paid a big price for it.MORE »
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Endrina Tay

Recently on a weekend trip to D.C. I stopped in at the Library of Congress to visit the...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Jack Robertson

Two gentlemen, Will Thomas and Doug Seefeldt, who helped develop content and programs in digital history at the University of Virginia’s Virginia Center for Digital History — ...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Jack Robertson
Reading a recent  New York Times article on the future of reading and video games was interesting.  Many people are struggling with the questions of how video games affect reading and how games are...MORE »
Blog Categories: 
A Summary View
Author: 
Eric Johnson

It's a topic that has proved endlessly fascinating for a long time (and has inspired quite a body of...MORE »

Pages

Participate

Login or register to participate in our online community.