32. THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE EMPIRE OF THE IMAGINATION

IPGL Tent, Wed 27th June 17:00 - 18:00 (60 mins)

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Worshipped, pilloried, and forever debated. Such is the fate of Thomas Jefferson, whose actions and ideas — more than those of any of the other Founding Fathers —still divide Americans two centuries later. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will extend the analysis of Jefferson in light of prevailing attitudes towards politics, slavery, genetics, and gender, thereby giving new insights into his views on Christianity, slavery, race and philosophy.