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Notes on the State is produced at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies for the University's Bicentennial. The six-part series engages with Thomas Jefferson's legacy today, his contradictions and paradoxes as well as the limits and failures of his ideas, including his writings about equality, slavery, reform, and revolution. Episodes will explore a range of topics: the concept of race and racial difference, the Jeffersonian legacy of protest, slavery at the University of Virginia and Monticello, Jefferson's contributions to the U.S. prison system, and Haiti's influence on the Louisiana Purchase. "Notes on the State" launches Presidents' Day 2019.

Notes on the State Notes on the State

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    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

Notes on the State is produced at the University of Virginia’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies for the University's Bicentennial. The six-part series engages with Thomas Jefferson's legacy today, his contradictions and paradoxes as well as the limits and failures of his ideas, including his writings about equality, slavery, reform, and revolution. Episodes will explore a range of topics: the concept of race and racial difference, the Jeffersonian legacy of protest, slavery at the University of Virginia and Monticello, Jefferson's contributions to the U.S. prison system, and Haiti's influence on the Louisiana Purchase. "Notes on the State" launches Presidents' Day 2019.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

SDermer ,

Can’t wait for the next episode!

This is a very engaging and educational first episode. It covered a lot of ground without being dense and made me want to dig more into the primary materials. Will definitely be visiting the website for more information.

J StuartVA ,

Great for classroom use

Received positive feedback from students who can listen to podcasts and watch documentaries for extra credit. Accessible for undergrads and history buffs, useful for grad students.

cvill listens ,

Episode 1 Notes on the State

Great show and one of the best handling of the complicated views of Thomas Jefferson on race.

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