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Exhibition

The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

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Empire of Learning: Natural Scientists and Caribbean Slavery in the Seventeenth-Century English Atlantic this event is free 31 July 2013.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Eric Otremba, Macalester College

This project examines confluences between the scientific and progressive ideas associated with the early English Enlightenment and the concurrent proliferation of Caribbean slave plantations. Through a study of sugar plantations, it demonstrates how both slavery and the Enlightenment shared common roots within the expansionist discourse of natural science in the late seventeenth century.

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