This class was completed June 25, 2017. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson (Single Seminar)
When: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3:00 to 5:00 PM Pacific Time (USA)
Where: Google Hangouts
Click Here (PayPal) to buy a slot and sign up! [Note: you must provide a working email address]
In this class, Sean will take you deep into the confusing contradictions at the heart of one of the most famous Americans–who, by virtue of his accomplishments, put those same contradictions at the heart of America itself.
A slaveowner who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” a shy widower who engaged in passionate love affairs, a high-minded and progressive statesman who rose to power through surprisingly dirty politics, there’s a lot about Thomas Jefferson that doesn’t fit into a neat and tidy box. This interactive online seminar will introduce you to some of Jefferson’s great writings, through which we’ll try to divine who he was, what made him tick and why he did the things that he did.
To participate, you’ll need: a Google account (free), a webcam and microphone (the ones that come built-in on most modern laptops are perfectly sufficient), and Internet access. Headphones are recommended but not required.
No “homework” or other advanced preparation necessary. No prior knowledge of history needed or assumed. Just pay $25 via PayPal, provide Sean with a working email address (you can email him here) and get ready to go online at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Sunday, June 25.
There is no university or other official credit associated with this course.