PhD (Lond.)LLD (Lond.) FLS. retired senior lecturer at University College Dublin.
Thank you for that, Dr. Dierksheide. It speaks highly of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello and your commitment to dispassionate historical research that the book was published by the Foundation. more »
The comment: "I imagine Jefferson was against slavery, but he didn't want to inflict his morality upon others" seems to show how hard it is for some people to face the facts. No doubt he didnt want to inflict it on his slaves! The fact is he spoke consistently against slavery, but the fact is...more »
In view of the many undisputed facts about how Jefferson actually behaved in his life, quite apart from the strong possibility that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, assertions such as that "Jefferson fought against slavery all his life", which are actually repeated on this web site, are...more »