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Master of the mountain : Thomas Jefferson and his slaves

Author: Henry Wiencek
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Master of the Mountain," Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book--based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers--opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world."--
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wiencek
ISBN: 9780374299569 0374299560 9780374534028 0374534020
OCLC Number: 771057350
Description: 336 pages : illustrations maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: "This steep, savage hill" --
"Let there be justice" --
Pursued by the black horse --
"We lived under a hidden law" --
"The hammer or the anvil" --
The Bancroft paradox --
"To have good and human heart" --
What the blacksmith saw --
What the colonel saw --
A mother's prayers --
"I will answer for your safety ... banish all fear" --
"To serve you faithful" --
The double aspect --
America's Cassandra --
The man in the iron mask --
"I only am escaped alone to tell thee" --
"The effect on them was electrical" --
"Utopia in full reality" --
Jefferson anew.
Responsibility: Henry Wiencek.

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"[A] brilliant examination of the dark side of the man who gave the world the most ringing declarations about human liberty." --Jonathan Yardley, "The Washington Post ""In this deeply provocative and Read more...

 
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