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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams: The partnership that helped birth a nation

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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams: The partnership that helped birth a nation

Gordon S. Wood, Barbara A. Perry

Thursday, May 03, 2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Event Details

No relationship in America’s history better represents our nation’s internal struggles and our ability to mend division than that of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. On Thursday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author, Gordon S. Wood joins host Barbara Perry to discuss his book Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  A book signing will follow the event.

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When
Thursday, May 03, 2018
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Add to Calendar 2018-05-03 11:00:00 2018-05-03 12:00:00 Thomas Jefferson and John Adams: The partnership that helped birth a nation No relationship in America’s history better represents our nation’s internal struggles and our ability to mend division than that of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. On Thursday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author, Gordon S. Wood joins host Barbara Perry to discuss his book Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.  A book signing will follow the event. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Speakers
Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and a professor of history at Brown University. Hs books have received the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and John H. Dunning Prizes, as well as a National Book Award nomination and the New York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize. They include Empire of Liberty, Revolutionary Characters, The Purpose of the Past, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and The Idea of America.

Barbara A. Perry

Barbara A. Perry

Barbara A. Perry is director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, and a political scientist who specializes in the presidency. Co-Chair of the Miller Center’s Presidential Oral History Program, she has participated in the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush projects, researched the Clinton project interviews, and directed the Edward Kennedy oral history.  She has taught all aspects of American government/politics and can respond to media questions on most topics related to presidential campaigns and elections, public policy, and presidential communications.