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"Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves"

Henry Wiencek

About the Program

Historian Henry Wiencek examines Thomas Jefferson's relationship to slavery.  Mr. Wiencek reports that Jefferson sought financial gain through the ownership and labor of his slaves, what America's third president called "silent profits."  The author utilized recent archeological findings at Jefferson's estate, Monticello, and Jefferson's papers in his research.  Henry Wiencek speaks at the Jefferson Library at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Henry Wiencek

Henry Wiencek is the author of several books, including An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America


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"Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves"

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  • Saturday, January 5th at 9:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 23rd at 6:30am (ET)
  • Friday, November 23rd at 12:45pm (ET)
  • Thursday, November 22nd at 6:45pm (ET)
  • Sunday, November 4th at 7:45pm (ET)
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