Jefferson Symposium to focus on Jefferson and slavery
the summer programs that bring adult learners to the Grounds is
the School of Continuing and Professional Studies' Jefferson Symposium.
This year's session will examine "Thomas Jefferson and Slavery"
June 22 through 25. See http://uvace.virginia.edu/
for the school's programs and degrees and http://lydia.dce.virginia.edu/cup/index.htm,
for information on this program.
institution of slavery has played a defining role in American
history. Beginning in the early 17th century, when black slaves
began to complement the ranks of white indentured servants, slavery
became critical to the nation's economy, increasingly dominated
its politics, and eventually led to bloody civil war. The legacy
of slavery has continued to reverberate through American history,
from postwar Reconstruction conflicts through the civil rights
movements of the 20th century and on to the recent DNA testing
that has fueled the ongoing reevaluation of aspects of the life
of Thomas Jefferson.
the course of four days the 2000 Jefferson Symposium will provide
an opportunity to join a superb faculty in examining a topic that
is more commonly avoided than carefully contemplated. This year's
symposium will take an in-depth look at the complex issue of slavery
and how it resonated through the life of Thomas Jefferson, his
families and the life of a new republic.
Faculty will lead the Jefferson Symposium's interactive sessions,
including: Annette Gordon-Reed, associate professor of law at
New York Law School and author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings:
An American Controversy; James Horn, Saunders Director of the
International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello/ Thomas
Jefferson Memorial Foundation and author of Adapting to a New
World: English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake;
Lucia Stanton, Shannon Senior Research Historian at Monticello
and author of Slavery at Monticello; Philip Morgan, professor
of history at the College of William & Mary and author of the
award-winning Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century
Chesapeake; and U.Va. history professors Joseph Miller, author
of the prize-winning work Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and
the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730-1830, and Peter Onuf, author of
Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationalism and coeditor
of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic
The registration fee of $695 per person includes parking, instructional
materials, a copy of Slavery at Monticello, a special after-hours
tour of Monticello and its slave domestic sites and agricultural
fields, a reception and dinner in the Rotunda, refreshment breaks
and most meals.
program registration fee with three nights' single lodging in
a Lawn room is $825 per person.
by telephone, (800) 346-3882, or fax, (804) 982-5297, or online
For information, contact Tom Dowd, program director, at (800)
346-3882, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.