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Group of U-Va. students, faculty ‘deeply offended’ by Thomas Jefferson being quoted at school he founded

  Growing up in Virginia and having a long family legacy of students attending Mr. Jefferson’s university, this  is more than startling.  Even during the late 60s and early 70s during that dark period of Vietnam and the invasion of … Continue reading

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Jeffersonian Democracy

  The Jeffersonians were deeply committed to Republicanism in the United States, which meant opposition to aristocracy of any form, opposition to corruption, insistence on virtue, with a priority for the “yeoman farmer“, “planters“, and the “plain folk”. They were … Continue reading

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Examples of Jim Crow laws From the 1880s into the 1960s, a majority of American states enforced segregation through “Jim Crow” laws (so called after a black character in minstrel shows). From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to … Continue reading

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T J , My Favorite Old Dead White Guy

Growing up just thirty-five miles from Charlottesville in Virginia, spending graduate school years with my husband, and having my son graduate,  I hardly had a choice.  Everything was Mr. Jefferson this or that.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Charlottesville … Continue reading

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