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History As It Happens

May 2, 2023

This is the first in a two-part series of conversations recorded at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as History As It Happens goes on location, with special guests historian Alan Taylor and Brandon Dillard, Monticello's director of historic interpretation and audience engagement.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the most famous,...

Aug 16, 2022

This is the fifth installment in an occasional series focusing on slavery, the Constitution, and the current debate over the meaning of America’s founding.

Visitors to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop plantation in Virginia, are shown in exhibits and tours a skewed interpretation of his life, according to...