Thomas Jefferson's Nature - Ketchum Lecture

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A leading scholar of Jefferson and the early American republic, Onuf is the author, coauthor, and editor of numerous books including the New York Times bestseller, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, co-authored with Annette Gordon-Reed (who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family which revealed Jefferson’s relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings). Other books include Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2001), The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007). He is also a co-host (with Brian Balogh and Edward Ayers) of the weekly public radio program and podcast Backstory with the American History Guys.


The recording of this presentation was captured at The Community Library in Ketchum, Idaho.

To view Dr. Onuf's presentation of this lecture at Boise State University please see the following link:

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