Papers

All papers will be posted as they are received. They will be available between January and May 2009. A book of the conference proceedings will be published Fall 2010.


Baron, Robert C.
  Commentator: The Legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Bernstein, R.B.
  Let us dare to read, think, speak and write: John Adams’s Uses of Reading as Political and Constitutional Armory
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Bilder, Mary Sarah
  Commentator: Libraries, Law, and Political Philosophy
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Boston. Mass.
   
Cogliano, Frank
  "Thomas Jefferson is looking down on you, and he’s dissatisfied!" The Thomas Jefferson Paradox
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Dierksheide, Christa
  Commentator: Jefferson and Adams as Readers  
  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Dimunation, Mark
  "The Whole of Recorded Knowledge": Jefferson as Collector and Reader
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Emblidge, David
  Bibliomany Has Possessed Me: Thomas Jefferson, the Booksellers’ Customer Extraordinaire
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Freeman, Joanne
  Commentator: Adams, Jefferson, and Nationalism  
  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Goff, Philip
  Balancing Mobs and Aristocrats: Religion, Politics, and Society in the Career of John Adams
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Hart, Gary
  Charlottesville Keynote Address: Jefferson, Adams, and the Republic
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  Presentation: Thursday, June 25, 4:15 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Hayes, Kevin J.
  Jefferson’s Vacation Library
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Jackson, Heather
  John Adams’ Marginalia Then and Now
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Kaminski, John
  They "thought for all of us": The Contradictory Intersections of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Kelley, Mary
  Commentator: Libraries and the Enlightenment
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
King, Martha J.
  "History is not the province of the ladies": Adams, Jefferson, and Histories of Revolution
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Konig, David
  Whig Lawyering in the Legal Education of Thomas Jefferson
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Lambert, Franklin T.
  “FREE INQUIRY” under the authority of the People: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on Religion
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Lint, Gregg
  John Adams, Thomas Pownall and Peace in 1780
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Looney, Jeff
  "I shall not retain a single one": The Limits of Thomas Jefferson’s Library Catalogues
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
McCorison, Marcus
  Commentator: Adams and Jefferson as Book Collectors
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Prindle, Beth
  Thought, Care, and Money: John Adams Assembles his Library
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  Presentation: Monday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Ragosta, John
  Jefferson’s Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom: How We Got It, What We Did with It
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Ryerson, Richard
  A John Adams Paradox: Provincial Lawyer, Cosmopolitan Reader, Ardent Nationalist
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Schulz, Constance B.
  "Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go": Books and the Earliest Religious Training of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Shields, David S.
  Green Ink: Thomas Jefferson & the Print World of Transatlantic Agriculture
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Shuffelton, Frank
  Taking the Enlightenment Abroad: Thomas Jefferson in France
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Steele, Brian
  "'The yeomanry of the United States are not the canaille of Paris': Thomas Jefferson, American Exceptionalism, and the 'Spirit' of Democracy."
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Stockdale, Eric
  John Stockdale, London Bookseller and Publisher of Adams and Jefferson
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  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Taylor, C. James
  Commentator: The Libraries and the Revolution  
  Presentation: Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.
   
Thomson, Keith S.
  Jefferson, Buffon, and the European View of America
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Wayson, Billy
  "Considerably different...for her sex...": Fashioning Martha Jefferson as Republican Daughter and Plantation Mistress
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  Presentation: Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Widmer, Edward L.
  Boston Keynote
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  Presentation: Sunday, June 21, 5:00 p.m., Boston, Mass.
   
Wright, Conrad
  Commentator: Jefferson, Adams, and Religion
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  Presentation: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Charlottesville, Va.