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2007
Virginia

Friends, Neighbors, Presidents: The World of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe

Immerse yourself in the vibrant past and modern charms of Charlottesville, Virginia, discovering historic architecture, traditional cuisine and the legacies of great American leaders.
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Program No. 2007RJ
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Virginia

Friends, Neighbors, Presidents: The World of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe

Immerse yourself in the vibrant past and modern charms of Charlottesville, Virginia, discovering historic architecture, traditional cuisine and the legacies of great American leaders.
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Discover the world of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, and his friends and neighbors, James Monroe and James Madison. Recall the lives and times of these great men and the nation they helped forge through lectures examining their friendships, political careers, personal lives and philosophies, as well as Federal-era architecture and society.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the presidents’ historic homes — James Monroe’s Highland, Madison’s Montpelier and Jefferson’s Monticello — on field trips.
  • Enjoy lunch at historic Michie Tavern and learn about the rich history of this hub of social activity.
  • With an expert leader, see Jefferson's "Academical Village," walking through the UVA Grounds and by the impressive Rotunda.

General Notes

You may enjoy a three-night version of this program, "Three Friends: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe" (#9113).
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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy
by Gordon-Reed, Annette
James Madison: Writings
by Rakove, Jack, ed.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
by Ellis, Joseph J
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
by Ellis, Joseph J
James Madison: A Biography
by Ketcham, Ralph
James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity.
by Ammon, Harry
A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons
by Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
Jefferson and Monticello: Biography of a Builder
by McLaughlin, Jack
Slavery at Monticello
by Stanton, Lucia
The Evolution of the Constitution of the United States of the Monroe Doctrine
by Kasson, John A
James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic
by Rakove, Jack
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Ambrose, Stephen E
Thomas Jefferson: Writings: Autobiography/Notes of the State of Virginia/Public and Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
by Peterson, Merrill, ed
In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson
by Cunningham, Noble
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia
by Morgan, Edmund S
The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1776-1826
by Smith, James M., ed.
The Political Philosophy of James Madison
by Sheldon, Garrett Ward





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