The Founding and the Jefferson Enigma
Thomas Jefferson is one of the most famous figures of the American founding generation, yet he left behind an intellectual legacy wrought with confusion and contradiction. From his opinions on the Constitution and race and slavery, to religious liberty and toleration and education, Jefferson continues to baffle scholars looking for consistency and coherence in Jefferson’s thoughts and actions. This seminar will look at Jefferson’s ideas and principles through his writings and try to unravel some of the pieces of this enigmatic figure.
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at Berry College