Master of the Mountain

Master of the Mountain

Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

Book - 2012
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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."-- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374299569
Branch Call Number: 973.4 Wiencek 2012
Characteristics: 336 p. : ill., maps, geneal. tables ; 24 cm


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Sep 23, 2018

Haven't read yet, but having just finished Kernow's "Hamilton" and "Washington," I'm eager to see if TJ was such a, well, slimeball. Will try to have an open mind :-)

Feb 09, 2013

Made me wonder if Jefferson was a sociopath -- many "great" men and most "successful" business men are. His pocketbook was more important than his ideals.
Some errors in the book but minor mistakes. For a history book, pretty damned exciting.

Jan 02, 2013

I read a lot of history, this is the best I have read in a long time. It really portrays the evil of slavery and Thomas Jefferson's increasing dependency on it. Jefferson owned as property men women and children he sold them and refused many of his contemporaries pleas to free them including an offer of paying to do so. Among the people he owned were members of his own family! A must read if you want to know just who our founding fathers really were.


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