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James I. Robertson, Alumni Distinguished Professor in history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, re-examines, in Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, the life and the aura of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
Catherine Clinton, professor of US history at Queen’s University Belfast, mixes history and biography to humanize Tubman, one of America’s most-recognized, but little-known heroes.
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.
This August 1762 letter from Washington to his brother-in-law Burwell Bassett reveals the young Washington as a lively and convivial correspondent.