The Controversial Contradictions of Thomas Jefferson

New book about the founding father and slavery wins raves—but not from specialists

Tom Cogill

Henry Wiencek, author of a book about Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder, says he grew impatient with scholarship he was seeing as he did his research.
November 15, 2012

Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves is a "train wreck of a book" written by a man who so loathes Jefferson that he was willing to play fast and loose with historical evidence in order to paint the author of the Declaration of…

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