737Jan 19, 2013
Inaugurations in American History
Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum ...
1,322Apr 21, 2012
History of Alcohol in America
Historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh host the public radio show and podcast “BackStory with the American History Guys.” This weekend, we’ll simulcast the show live from ...
1,100Feb 27, 2012
Teaching Constitutional History
Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates a panel ...
639Feb 27, 2012
Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America
Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.
Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf ...
817May 17, 2011
Thomas Jefferson and Alternatives to Slavery
Thomas Jefferson purchased a 1,334 acre tract in Virginia, known first as “Indian Camp” and then later named Morven, as a testing ground for various agricultural methods and labor ...
917Apr 21, 2011
1861 Secession Debate
An episode of the radio program “BackStory with the American History Guys” focused on Secession and the Civil War and its reverberations through history. The hosts discussed the ...
1,021Feb 20, 2010
President Jefferson and the Civil War
Peter Onuf talked about President Thomas Jefferson and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved ...
123Mar 24, 2007
Book Discussion on The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
87Jun 20, 1998
The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams
Moderated by Mr. Samuelson, a panel of Jefferson scholars discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their contributions to the founding of the United ...
377Jun 17, 1998
Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism
Professor Onuf compared John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson’s views of the Constitution and the role of divided power. He said that in many ways the two were similar despite the fact that ...
116Nov 14, 1997
Book Discussion on Reconstructing America
Professor Ceaser and other colleagues from the University of Virginia talked about his new book, Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought. The book examines the ...
233Aug 27, 1997
Washington Journal: Monticello
In the first of a three-part series, Monticello, the home of President Jefferson was profiled. In the first segment, Mr. Daniel talked about the history of Monticello and Ms. Stein ...