New Book Examines Jefferson’s Legacy: Most Blessed Of Patriarchs
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was also a slave owner. In their new book, “Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination,” Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf grapple with his legacy as it relates to slavery and the founding of the nation.
- Annette Gordon-Reed, author and professor of history at Harvard University. She tweets @agordonreed.
- Peter Onuf, author and professor of history at the University of Virginia.
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