HIS 306N • Thomas Jefferson & His World-W
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
This course will focus attention upon the life and times of Thomas Jefferson through an examination of his own writings, and through a selection of the vast amount of work that has been done on him as an historical subject. The central theme will be that Jefferson embodies the "American Paradox" - the close relationship betwen liberty and slavery.
The primary dynamic will be on the co-existence of the public Jefferson - author of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State under Washington, and third President, and the private Jefferson, master of Monticello, and owner of nearly three hundred people.
Grade will be based on 3 papers (75%) and attendance/participation (25%).