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American Forum - Jefferson’s Slaves: A Controversial New Book’s Harsh Portrait

Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

Henry Wiencek
March 25, 2013
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

Henry Wiencek
Henry Wiencek

HENRY WIENCEK, a nationally prominent historian and writer, is the author of several books, including The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999, and An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. Wiencek’s most recent book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves challenges some conventional scholarly analysis of Thomas Jefferson and slavery, based on new information from archaeological work at Monticello and evidence in Jefferson’s papers. A book signing will follow his Forum. Photo Credit: Tom Cogill

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