Alan Taylor - Thomas Jefferson's Education — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As a revolutionary, Jefferson advocated educating all white students in Virginia. By 1819, with his dreams for the University of Virginia about to be realized, he foresaw educating the sons of the elites with an eye to democratizing the state and ending slavery. After the university opened in 1825, it was clear that the next generations of powerful white men had no interest in changing the status quo. In this compelling new study, Taylor, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, most recently for The Internal Enemy, thoroughly examines how Jefferson’s idealism was limited by the realities of slavery and a hyper masculine culture and also shows how Jefferson looked to his granddaughters and the women of Virginia as the source of a more egalitarian future. 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780393652420
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019

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