Agricultural industry, powered by and dependent upon enslaved labor, was a large-scale operation at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson experimented with several different types of money-making ventures (the success of those ventures varied) over the decades, but cash crops were always a priority. Join us for a live Q&A with Monticello’s Manager of Historic Interpretation, Brandon Dillard, and Research Archaeologist Derek Wheeler. We will discuss the various crops grown at Monticello and how that cultivation impacted the enslaved community.
Online1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
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