- Jul 8, 2015
Off Topic, but related -- The curators at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello history park have done a nice job handling the issue of slavery at the plantation. During my visit last year it was quite compelling to hear the docent talk about the fear that gripped the slaves there in Jefferson's final declining years. Turns out all the slaves were heavily mortgaged, and it was commonly understood among the slaves that they would all be sold off at Jefferson's death. That is, in fact, what happened.