Thomas Jefferson's Views on Racism Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Thomas Jefferson's Views on Racism
A look at how Thomas Jefferson, a large slave owner, thought of racism.
# 35735 | 1,150 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2003 in History (Leaders) , African-American Studies (Racism)

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This paper discusses Thomas Jefferson's views on racism. Thomas Jefferson was one of the largest slave owners. This clouded his view on racism. His "views on slavery were colored by the prejudices of the gentry class and shaped by his own political philosophy" (Sheldon 1991, 129).

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