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Author Wiencek, Henry.
Title Master of the mountain : Thomas Jefferson and his slaves / Henry Wiencek.
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
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 Floor2  E332.2 .W54 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 336 p. : ill. maps, geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with slaves.
Monticello (Va.) -- History.
Slaves -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History.
Plantation life -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History.
ISBN 0374299560 (alk. paper)
9780374299569 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 771057350