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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