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Hamilton vs Jefferson: "History has its Eyes on You"

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

What really happened between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton? Did they disagree in everything or were there some shared goals for our new country? Come hear a lively debate between rock-star historians, colleagues and friends Joanne Freeman, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf. Doors open at 4pm. A book signing by the speakers will follow the discussion.


Joanne Freeman is Professor of History at Yale University, regarded as the leading expert on Alexander Hamilton, and most recently author of The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, September,

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard University, the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of history at the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History and 15 other prizes for her work on the Hemings family of Monticello, numerous other awards, and most recently is co-author with Peter Onuf of Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Peter Onuf is a leading scholar on Thomas Jefferson and the early American republic. He is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia and also the author, co-author and editor of numerous books including most recently with Annette Gordon-Reed Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Event At A Glance:
Around 1 hour

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