Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson That Defined America, Then and Now

Where: The Reading Room in Bryant Park

On the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Collaborative Programs: Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

Featuring: Thomas Fleming

Details: In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on popular topics including biography, the Supreme Court, Civil War history, and more.

After achieving independence in 1783, the Founding Fathers clashed bitterly on how the newly-formed nation should be governed. Historian Thomas Fleming discusses how the diverging visions and temperaments of George Washington, an advocate for a strong, centralized government, and Thomas Jefferson, a staunch anti-Federalist, profoundly shaped the young republic and endured as resonant issues to the present day.

Thomas Fleming is the author of The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation.

Cost: Free Admission

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