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Henry Wiencek - Master of the Mountain

Nov 20 2012 7:00 pm
Nov 20 2012 8:00 pm
In this radical reassessment of Thomas Jefferson, Wiencek replaces the image of an idealistic enlightenment figure with that of a ruthless businessman. Pursuing the contradiction between Jefferson as both slave owner and spokesman for liberty, Wiencek presents evidence that the Founding Father overworked slaves, counted them as assets in his ledgers, and devised schemes based on slave-generated “silent profits” to fund his debt-ridden plantation.
ISBN-13: 9780374299569
Availability: Not currently in the store – Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 10/2012

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