#1342 Dressing Down

from  The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Jun 11, 2019

"He was drest, or rather undrest, with an old brown coat, red waistcoat, old corduroy small clothes, much soiled-woolen hose-and slippers without heels." — William Plumer, 1802 This week we talk about Thomas Jefferson’s talent for political theater, and the ways he used this talent to reinforce the public perception of his firm beliefs in republicanism and guard against what he saw as a threat of monarchy in the young nation. Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Suppo...more

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