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Frank Cogliano, professor of American history at the University of Edinburgh, discusses Thomas Jefferson's legacy as it relates to the American Revolution, and looks at how Jefferson himself wished to be remembered--as the author of the Declaration of American Independence and of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and as father of the University of Virginia.
A graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker served as a doctor during the American Civil War. In April 1864, Walker was captured by the Confederates in Tennessee. Following her release, President Lincoln summoned Walker to Washington, DC, to discuss her imprisonment.