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Free some day : the African-American families of Monticello

Author: Lucia C Stanton; Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
Publisher: [Charlottesville, Va.] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2000.
Series: Monticello monograph series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work highlights the stories of six enslaved families who lived and worked at Monticello, and explores events and issues that affected the entire African-American community. It draws on Thomas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Genealogy
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stanton, Lucia C.
Free some day.
[Charlottesville, Va.] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2000
(OCoLC)606815750
Online version:
Stanton, Lucia C.
Free some day.
[Charlottesville, Va.] : Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2000
(OCoLC)607769110
Named Person: Hearn family.; Gillette family.; Hemings family.; Hubbard family.; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia C Stanton; Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
ISBN: 1882886143 9781882886142
OCLC Number: 46516765
Notes: "This book was made possible by support from the Martin S. and Louella Davis Publications Endowment"--T.p. verso.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
One Copy Gift From: Mrs. George M. Cochran, 2002.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Thomas Jefferson and slavery (bibliographic project)
African-American families of Monticello
The most extensive piece of research published to date on the African-American community at Monticello during TJ's lifetime. Brings together research in primary documents and archaeology and looks both at the larger issues of TJ's relationships with his slaves and the experiences of particular persons and families. Looks at Jupiter and his wife, Suck, George and Ursula, the Hern family, the Hubbard brothers, and the Gillette family. -- Frank Shuffelton.
This book traces and provides information on several important slave families at Monticello. Included are Jupiter and Suck, George and Ursula, the Hern family, the Hubbard brothers, the Gillette family, and the Hemings family. Additionally, several events that greatly impacted the slaves at Monticello such as important battles in the American Revolution and General Lafayette's visit to Monticello are described. The 1827 Dispersal auction is chronicled and summarized relative to these families. The eventual deaths and/or freedoms of many of these families are mentioned towards the end of the book. Following the index are detailed family trees of the above-mentioned families. -- Reilly Kayser and Jeri Kent (Monticello High School Scholars Program, Spring 2003)
1774 : People and property -- Jupiter and Suck -- 1775 : In their own time -- George and Ursula -- 1781 : Their world turned upside down -- The Hern family -- 1796 : The gathering -- The Hubbard brothers -- 1807 : Force and resistance -- The Gillette family -- 1824 : Connecting worlds -- The Hemings family : House ; Dining Room ; Kitchen ; Shops -- 1827 : Dispersal -- Leaving the mountain : 1831 ; 1837 ; 1850 ; 1867.
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (2000)
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Monticello monograph series.
Other Titles: African-American families of Monticello
Responsibility: Lucia Stanton ; preface by David Brion Davis.
Local System Bib Number:
5968
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[Stanton's] extensive familiarity with the details of slavery at Monticello, based on many years of research, makes her certainly the most knowledgeable historian of the subject. Stanton's work Read more...

 
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