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Anna Berkes
A certain segment of the Foundation's staff has recently discovered Robert E. Wright's book The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance, and has glommed onto it in a big way.  As I never read any of the books I buy for the library (no time, got things to do), I always appreciate staff book reviews.  I'm told that this book makes a potentially dead boring topic interesting and easy to understand.  So there you have it!   I've been commissioned to buy as many of Mr. Wright's books as I can get my hands on.  Brace yourself.MORE »
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Anna Berkes
...and she has delivered a juicy new title: Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion, by Eva Sheppard Wolf.  This book is right up our alley.  Also, its cover matches the blog nicely.MORE »
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Anna Berkes
The latest issue of Colonial Williamsburg (vol. XXIX no. 2, Spring 2007) has a few articles of particular interest to Jeffersonists:
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Albemarle Monthly magazine just published in its February-March 2007 issue a profile of the Jefferson Library, replete with lovely photographs of our building.  Unfortunately, the article isn't available online, but you can still...MORE »
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Anna Berkes
One of our informants encountered a story, related by one Thomas Bloomer Balch, a Presbyterian minister writing about a visit to Monticello ca. 1839, and remembering his childhood in the D.C. area (published in "Picturesque Narratives. South West Range," The Christian World vol. 3 (August...MORE »
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Anna Berkes
The latest issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (vol. 115, no. 1) has an article of interest to Jefferson and University of Virginia scholars: "Mr. Jefferson's University: Women in the Village!" by Phyllis Leffler.  VMHB is sadly not available online (not to us, anyway...MORE »
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Bryan
As a book reviewer, I found myself looking at a new book entitled: The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815 by Tim Blanning coming out in June. It is a good book and it gives you a broad approach to the field, which is nice. So, if you are looking for topics such as marriage, religion, and...MORE »
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Anna Berkes
The latest issue of the Journal of the Early Republic (27 no. 1, Spring 2007) is a feast for the Jefferson aficionado, including:
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Jefferson Library The Jefferson Library is approaching its 5th anniversary this April. When I saw the completed building five years ago, I couldn’t help but wonder how Jefferson himself...MORE »

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Anna Berkes
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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