Topic: Agriculture & Farming

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Tennis Ball Lettuce

Jefferson first recorded planting ‘Tennis Ball’ lettuce at Monticello in 1809, one of 15 different kinds grown here....
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Textiles at Monticello: Gender and Work

The purpose this overview is to alert teachers to the fact that there are three lesson plans that can either be used together or separately.Lesson 1. Uses secondary sources...
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The Federal Edifice, from the Massachusetts Centinel

This image is a political cartoon published during the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It reflects the fact that by August 1788 eleven of the...
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The Old Plantation

This painting shows slaves dancing on a southern plantation. African music and dance traditions survived in America, where they also influenced the culture of southern whites. In real...
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Thomas Jefferson

Miniature painting of Jefferson by John Trumbull
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Thomas Jefferson – Patient

The practice of medicine in Jefferson's time was based on time honored theories that often did more harm to the patient then good.  Depending on one's station in...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (I)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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Thomas Jefferson’s World: Movie Guide for Middle and High School Classrooms (II)

A resource guide for designed for middle and high school classrooms, created to accompany the film THOMAS JEFFERSON’S WORLD...
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To the British Settlements in America upon Slave-keeping

In this 1773 pamphlet, Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia condemned slavery as morally wrong. He also insisted that the continued existence of slavery endangered the liberty and prosperity of...
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Tobacco Houses

This print shows how tobacco was produced and marketed. The leaves were picked, sorted, dried, placed in barrels, and then inspected and sold at a public warehouse. On...