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Reviews of Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier and Ash Lawn-Highland
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Review of Wolf by the Ear: Thomas Jefferson and the Pursuit of Freedom
It is hard to believe that NIAHD is well into its second decade, and Jim and Carolyn Whittenburg’s concept of an interdisciplinary public history program has grown into its title. We now draw students from all corners of the country (internationally as well), we offer courses and programs from the pre-collegiate level to advanced undergraduate studies, and we have become a recognized institution at William and Mary.
Which fiery orator supported, even helped start, the American Revolution, but refused to sign the American Constitution? Who tried and failed at two separate occupations before becoming a successful attorney (by way of a bartender)?
On Monday, the two seminars headed back out on field trips, focusing this week on the two great wars in Virginia history and the two capitals that were their stages.
This weekend was kind of a giant sigh of relief for us, in more ways than one. Students enjoyed the break from classes, of course, while all of us were grateful that last weekend’s wild weather did not repeat itself!