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Wiencek, Henry
Master of the mountain : Thomas Jefferson and his slaves / Henry Wiencek
Alternate Title Thomas Jefferson and his slaves
1st ed
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E332.2 .W54 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with slaves
Monticello (Va.) -- History
Subject(s) Slaves -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History
Plantation life -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History
Physical Description 336 p. : ill. maps, geneal. tables ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.305-315) and index
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
Summary "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

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