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Author to lecture, discuss latest work for Loyola Biever Guest Lecture Series

Loyola press release - October 27, 2007

(New Orleans)—Author Jon Kukla, Ph.D., will lecture and discuss his newest book, Mr. Jefferson’s Women, as part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series at Loyola University New Orleans on November 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Monroe Hall, Room 157. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Jefferson’s Women is a pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson’s relationships with women in his personal life and in American society and politics. The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” was surprisingly hostile toward women. With fresh research from rarely-used sources, Kukla presents the first comprehensive study of Jefferson and his relationship with women since the controversies of his presidency.

From 1992 to 1998, Kukla was curator and then director of the Historic New Orleans Collection. He has directed historical research and publishing at the Library of Virginia and was director of Red Hill–The Patrick Henry National Memorial in Charlotte County, Virginia. Kukla received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and his M.A. and his B.A. from Carthage College. He now lives and writes in Richmond, Virginia.

The mission of the Loyola Biever Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations in their respective fields. For more information, please contact Mark Fernandez at (504) 865-2566 or mffernan@loyno.edu