Henry Wiencek - Master of the Mountain

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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.
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Non Fiction
Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374299569
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 16th, 2012

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