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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.

Early American History Seminar Popular U.S. Enthusiasm for Latin American Independence, 1810-1825 Please RSVP  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
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21 October 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Caitlin A. Fitz, Northwestern University Comment: John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College

This paper explores the reactions of those in the United States to the independence movements of Latin American nations in the 1800s. In general, U.S. observers were overjoyed by these movements; however, Massachusetts citizens were less thrilled. This presentation will analyze the national trend and the commonwealth’s deviation from it.