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The Details of a Complicated Relationship
on September 9, 2015
Very interesting look at the status and situation of blacks in Revolutionary America--the convoluted relationships between slave and "master," especially in the plantation south. I did find it tedious in places, but the author certainly filled one in on the entire background of the Jefferson slaves. I've heard it said we "should have expected more from Jefferson," but I think the book makes it clear he was restricted to being a man of his time. He probably did the best he could with the situation he lived in.