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The Presidency: Thomas Jefferson and Alternatives to Slavery

Washington, DC
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thomas Jefferson purchased a 1,334 acre tract in Virginia as a testing ground for various agricultural methods and labor systems – experiments that presented alternatives to slavery. In this discussion, a panel reflects on Jefferson’s motivations, his relationship with his confidante William Short, and their exchange of ideas on how to best manage this land known first as “Indian Camp” and then later named Morven.

Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:02pm (ET)

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