The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery (Paperback)
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The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 29/11/1991
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The Wolf by the Ears is a book-length treatment of Thomas Jefferson's attitudes toward slavery. Through a close examination of Jefferson's personality and the influences of his social and political environment, John Chester Miller provides clear, well-reasoned answers to such plaguing questions as: Why Jefferson did not play a more forceful role in the antislavery movement? To what extent was the Declaration of Independence intended to serve as a charter of freedom for the slaves? Why did he couple the emancipation of slaves with the removal of the black population from the United States? Why did he insist upon measuring the intelligence of illiterate, disadvantaged black slaves by criteria applicable to free white Americans? And foremost, why did Jefferson remain a slaveholder throughout his lifetime and even fail to direct that his slaves be freed after his death?

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813913650
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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In this excellent book..Miller offers a thorough account of Jefferson's attitudes and actions regarding slavery, blacks, and black-white relations from the 1760's until Jefferson's death in 1826. Almost nothing related to his subject escapes Miller's notice..A valuable and immensely informative volume.

--Library Journal

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