Thomas Jefferson and Race
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This paper considers what we should think about Thomas Jefferson and his celebration of freedom and equality given that he kept slaves. The paper also shows how this question has been extended to other slaveowners among the founding fathers, such as George Washington.
From the Paper:"At the same time, a backlash has developed in recent years as people have asked the question, how can Jefferson be considered a champion of equality when he was also a slaveowner? This issue gained traction as more and more was revealed about Jefferson's unacknowledged relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings, and because of claims by her descendants that they were also part of the Jefferson family. In addition, the question has been extended to other slaveowners among the Founding Fathers, such as George Washington."
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