Date(s) - Thursday, September 22, 2022
“The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind”: Thomas Jefferson’s Enduring Legacy in Education, Race, and Modern America
To kick off the 2022-2023 Georgia History Festival, the Georgia Historical Society and UVA Club of Savannah will host a talk by Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. The talk will take place at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah.
Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.
Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah
Andrew O’Shaughnessy is the Vice President of Monticello, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021). He has previously published The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), which received eight national awards including the New York Historical Society American History Book Prize, the George Washington Book Prize and The Society of Military History Book Prize. He is also the author of An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000) which was the alternate designate selection of the History Book Club. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is an editor of the Jeffersonian America series published by the University of Virginia Press.