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"Why We Fight: War, Conflict, and Community," Fourth Palmetto Connections Symposium, November 11, 2017, USC Aiken, South Carolina

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November 11, 2017

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Thomas Jefferson, Congress, and Gifts?

Query: Lewis & Clark brought back several gifts from Indian tribes. Some of these gifts entered Thomas Jefferson's collection at Monticello, and TJ describes these gifts in his own writings as diplomatic gifts. Of course, TJ received/accepted them while he was President.

TJ also received a diplomatic (through the American consul in Russia: Levett Harris) from Emperor (Tsar) Alexander I. It was a bust of Alexander I. TJ also received and accepted this gift while President. 

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Diego Pagliarulo

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Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon. The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East. W. W. Norton & Company, 2016. xviii + 396 pages. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-08151-0.

Reviewed by Diego Pagliarulo (Independent Scholar)
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Commissioned by Seth Offenbach

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Reviewer: 
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Commissioned by Ghenwa Hayek

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Robert Nelson

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Reviewed by Robert Nelson (Department of History, University of Windsor)
Published on H-TGS (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Benjamin Bryce

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Elizabeth Casteen
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Tracy Adams

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Christoph Mick
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Dan Gashler

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