Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20408

Thomas Jefferson’s actions and ideas–more than any other Founding Father’s–still divide Americans two centuries later. Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Hemingses of Monticello, and Peter Onuf, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History, emeritus, at the University of Virginia, provide new insights into Jefferson’s views on Christianity, slavery, race and philosophy.

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