Lecture: "Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood"

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Location: McCartan Courtroom, Eck Hall of Law (View on map.nd.edu)

Professor Annette Gordon-Reed and Professor Peter Onuf, authors of Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, will deliver a lecture on their ongoing research on Thomas Jefferson and his world.

Annette And Peter

Danielle Allen, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, has said, “A peerless team, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf pierce the mysteries of Jefferson’s character and at last offer a compelling explanation of how the republican statesman and plantation patriarch could coexist in a single soul. Jefferson’s flaw was not hypocrisy but conviction, his unswerving belief in paternalism as empowering and beneficent.”

A reception will be held in the atrium immediately following the lecture.

Part of Walk the Walk Week

This event is co-sponsored by: 

College of Arts and Letters
President’s Office
Notre Dame Law School
Constitutional Studies Program
Democratization Theory Research Cluster, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Department of American Studies
Department of English
Department of History
Department of Political Science        
Gender Studies Program                            
Institute for Latino Studies 
Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Originally published at diversity.nd.edu.