Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek
Georgia Historical Society presents Master of the Mountain:
Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek
November 15, 2012
Congregation Mickve Israel
Thursday, November 15, 2012
6 p.m. @ 20 East Gordon Street
Free and open to the public
Book sale and signing to follow
Special thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Dickinson for their support of this event.
Henry Wiencek’s latest book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson’s papers, opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson’s world. His numerous books include An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and the Best Book Award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography in 1999, and. He holds a fellowship at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and has been awarded residential fellowships at the International Center for Jefferson Studies and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College, where he was the inaugural Patrick Henry Writing Fellow.