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Book Review: Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause

Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause:  Land, Farmers, Slavery, And The Louisiana Purchase, by Roger G. Kennedy The biggest mistake the author makes is in the title–and it may be the publisher’s fault and not his own to attempt to cash in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hemingses Of Monticello

The Hemingses Of Monticello:  An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed In reading this book it is rather striking to note that the author seems to think that she is writing only for fellow BLM [1] activists, something that made this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Those Who Labor For My Happiness

Those Who Labor For My Happiness:  Slavery At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by Lucia Stanton Lucia Stanton is one of the most noted scholars of slavery as it relates to Thomas Jefferson (it is a very small world), and this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, by the William L. Beiswanger It took until page 190 before this particular book mentioned Sally Hemings by name.  That does not make this a bad book, but it does demonstrate the sort of awkwardness that one … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rich Spot Of Earth

A Rich Spot Of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden At Monticello, by Peter J. Hatch This book has a somewhat complicated task that makes it enjoyable to read but also very intriguing to think about and ponder.  The book is … Continue reading

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