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The Jefferson Library is approaching its 5 th anniversary this April. When I saw the completed...More >>
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The Internet, it seems, is a breeding ground for spurious Jefferson quotations. I suppose I shouldn't complain about this, since I secretly (okay, it's not a secret now) enjoy hunting the wily Jefferson Quotation. Most of the time they turn out not to be Jefferson quotations at all. I will ruminate on that at some future point, but for now I want to highlight an interesting case in point.More >>
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One of our former ICJS fellows alerted us to the following news story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...More >>
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Sometimes we get inexplicable rashes of questions. There was the "Jefferson wanting Indians to wear...More >>
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A little birdie told me... On Saturday February 10, Professor Bob Miller will talk about his book,...More >>
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Hello World! This is my first post.More >>
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It was as important then as today. What to wear? But what if you're a first-time diplomat from a...More >>
Colin Powell welcomes America's newest citizens at Monticello on July 4, 1997. Learn more about the...More >>

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