Event — Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Book talk: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time

Where: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Details: In the first fifty years of independence, Americans’ views of Jefferson revealed much about their conflicting views of the purpose and promise of America. In his new book, Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time, Robert McDonald explores how Jefferson managed to emerge as such a divisive figure and bridges the gap between high politics and popular opinion.

Robert M. S. McDonald is a Professor of History at the United States Military Academy and is the editor of Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés (Virginia). He is a former Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.

Cost: Free

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