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Thomas Jefferson, American Icon

Thomas Jefferson is an American icon. He has also been one of the most polarizing and controversial figures in American history. In this introductory module, we’ll explore how Jefferson’s reputation has changed and evolved over the last two centuries. We’ll discover what Jefferson considered to be his most important contribution to the “Age of Enlightenment” in which he was living. We’ll discuss why some people in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have viewed Jefferson and his ideas with skepticism or worse while others have embraced Jefferson. Overall, learning about how people from many different backgrounds and perspectives have interpreted Jefferson throughout history will help us understand why it’s so important to think critically and honestly about Jefferson’s life and legacy today....
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6 个视频 (总计 53 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon Preface3分钟
Jefferson’s Great Contribution8分钟
Doubting Thomas: Negative Responses to Jefferson and his Ideas8分钟
Jefferson’s Reputation from the Civil War to the Cold War18分钟
Interpreting Jefferson Today10分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon Readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Thomas Jefferson, American Icon10分钟
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Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence

No document is more closely associated with Jefferson than the Declaration of Independence. Listing it as the first of three achievements on his tombstone, Jefferson clearly believed the Declaration to be of profound importance. Generations of Americans have agreed, constantly quoting its phrases and invoking its ideas. But do we really understand what Jefferson was trying to do when he wrote the Declaration? In this module, we’ll explore the Revolutionary context in which Jefferson lived and worked. We’ll ask why the Declaration takes the form that it does, and also what Jefferson hoped it would accomplish. Surprisingly, the parts of the Declaration that we celebrate most frequently today may not be the ones Jefferson would have understood to be the most important....
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5 个视频 (总计 61 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
Declaration of Independence Preface3分钟
The Declaration and American History7分钟
Reluctant Revolutionaries: The Context for Writing the Declaration19分钟
Creating an American People25分钟
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Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence Readings10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence10分钟
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Jefferson and Slavery

The man who wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” was a lifelong slaveowner whose affluence rested on the exploitation of hundreds of African Americans. In this module, we travel to Montalto, the mountain overlooking Jefferson’s home and plantation on Monticello, to try to gain some perspective on this great tension in Jefferson’s life and thought. Our goal will be neither simply to exonerate nor to castigate Jefferson, but rather to understand how he viewed slavery and his relationship to it. Only by confronting and considering this complicated, frustrating, and tragic chapter in American history can we come to a more complete and nuanced understanding of Thomas Jefferson and his legacy. As students attending the University Jefferson founded, it is especially important to engage this topic....
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Slavery Preface2分钟
A Captive Nation: Slavery as War22分钟
“The most blessed of patriarchs”: Slavery in Peace9分钟
The Future of Slavery13分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Jefferson and Slavery Readings10分钟
Discover the Resources of Monticello10分钟
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Jefferson and Slavery10分钟
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Jefferson and Religion

The role of religion in public life continues to be a topic of debate today in both the United States and around the world. Thomas Jefferson was never happier than when his Bill for Religious Freedom was finally enacted in Virginia in 1786. In this module, we’ll try to understand why Jefferson believed freedom of religion to be so essential to the future of the United States. To do this, we’ll explore the historical context in which Jefferson developed his ideas about the proper relationship between religious denominations and the state. We’ll also investigate Jefferson’s own faith—a subject of much controversy from his own day through the present. Considering Jefferson’s serious engagement with questions of religion will help us understand the kinds of communities and society he hoped would take hold and flourish in the new nation....
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6 个视频 (总计 61 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video6 个视频
A Chapel at the University of Virginia6分钟
A Chapel at Mr. Jefferson’s University10分钟
The Situation in Old Regime Virginia13分钟
Sustaining the Revolution10分钟
Jefferson’s Faith16分钟
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Jefferson and Religion Readings10分钟
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Jefferson and Religion10分钟
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创建者 HMJul 25th 2016

Fantastic course by Dr. Onuf! I learned much and he helped correct misconceptions I harbored regarding Thomas Jefferson. Great videos and selected readings. The quizzes were relatively challenging.

创建者 PLOct 13th 2017

Great lessons in the history of UVA and its architect/founder Thomas Jefferson. The professor was clearly excited about the subject matter and conveyed the history with enthusiasm and vigor.

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Professor Peter S. Onuf

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus
Corcoran Department of History

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A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders....

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