Ellis, a leading Jefferson scholar, dismissed the compelling circumstantial evidence marshaled by the scholar Annette Gordon-Reed in favor of the relationship with the assertion that she was playing ''the race card.
But whose reason? In this regard he was ahead of his times.
The proposed institution—seated barely four miles from Monticello—was to be his living legacy, the institutional embodiment of his philosophical and educational ideals. Founding Fathers and Slaveholders That was the way it was interpreted by some of those who read it at the time as well.
This is what happens when we refuse to acknowledge contradictions in our past and present lives and in the behavior of those we admire.
It is that of government.
Nothing is transcendent. Hardly a year ago, Joseph J. For the years since a Richmond newspaper first claimed that Jefferson had a slave mistress, generations of ordinary Americans and icon-worshiping historians have twisted and denied the overwhelming circumstantial evidence that it was true.
His stratagem for insuring this was simple: there would be no professorship of Divinity. Image is an excerpt of the language he used for the bill to end slavery in Virginia.
Inwhile governor of Virginia, Jefferson introduced a bill to end slavery in his state.