Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

Details: Despite his reputation as the most articulate voice of American freedom, Thomas Jefferson has come to be recognized as a hypocritical Founding Father who represented ideals of liberty while simultaneously owning slaves. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and premiere Jefferson scholar Peter S. Onuf provide a revealing study of the complex, contradictory character, tracing his development and clarifying Jeffersonian philosophy.

Annette Gordon-Reed is Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the author of the National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Hemingses of Monticello. Peter S. Onuf is Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia. They are the co-authors of “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Cost: $38 (members $24)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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