reason.tv recently sat down Alan Pell Crawford, author of the new book Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson, which details in meticulous and lively detail the late life of America's third president.

In this 20-minute interview, Crawford, a one-time press secretary to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and widely published journalist, discusses Jefferson's massive contributions to American political discourse; his role in creating the University of Virginia; his relationship to Sally Hemings, slavery, and manumission; and much, much more.

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