Monticello historian John Ragosta discusses Jefferson's writings about wealth and inequality in early America.
Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the story of Mary Hemings Bell, who had a long-term relationship with her owner and came to be seen in Charlottesville as his common-law wife, inherited his property, and gained freedom for most of her children.
January 15, 1827: Thomas Jefferson's estate sale begins at Monticello, resulting in the sale of more than 100 enslaved men and women.
Peter G. Peterson, former Secretary of Commerce, discusses income inequality.
Monticello's curators used a recently discovered diary entry describing the interior of a home occupied by John and Priscilla Hemmings at Monticello to furnish the Hemmings cabin on Mulberry Row.
Calvin Jefferson, descendant of the Granger and Hemings families, discusses privilege.
Archaeologist Crystal O'Connor discusses how enslaved workers participated in local economies.
Who owns the past? Calvin Jefferson, descendant of the Granger and Hemings families, discusses this question.
Greg May’s biography of Albert Gallatin looks at his rise to power, his tumultuous years at the Treasury, and his enduring influence on American fiscal policy. (1 hour, 2 minutes)
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