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The wolf by the ears : Thomas Jefferson and slavery

Author: John Chester Miller
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines Thomas Jefferson's attitudes toward slavery--how they affected and were affected by the political and social climate of the times and how they meshed with his general views on agrarianism, property rights, the character of American democracy, etc.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, John Chester, 1907-
Wolf by the ears.
New York : Free Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)644580032
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chester Miller
ISBN: 0029215005 9780029215005
OCLC Number: 2983728
Description: xii, 319 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery and the Declaration of Independence --
Slavery and the rights of man --
Slavery and the revolution in Virginia --
Slavery and the ordinance of 1784 --
Slavery and the decline of "Republican virtue" --
Slavery and the Notes on Virginia --
Question of racial inferiority --
Blacks and Indians --
Jefferson and Black intellectuals --
Blacks and agriculture --
Slavery and the moral sense --
Blacks as citizens --
Jefferson as a slavemaster --
Slavery and the treaty of 1783 --
Decline of the antislavery movement --
Jefferson and Gabriel's conspiracy --
Slavery and the Louisiana purchase --
Abolition of the slave trade --
Jefferson and James Callender: the politics of character assassination --
Sally Hemings story --
Jefferson and Maria Cosway --
Jefferson, Mrs. Walker, and the freedom of the press --
Jefferson, John Marshall, and slavery --
Missouri controversy --
Diffusion of slavery --
Missouri compromise --
Slavery and "the illimitable freedom of the human mind" --
"Beyond the reach of mixture" --
Last word from Monticello.
Responsibility: John Chester Miller.

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Examines Thomas Jefferson's attitudes toward slavery--how they affected and were affected by the political and social climate of the times and how they meshed with his general views on agrarianism, property rights, the character of American democracy, etc.

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