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The Resource "Those who labor for my happiness" : slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Lucia Stanton

"Those who labor for my happiness" : slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Lucia Stanton

Label
"Those who labor for my happiness" : slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Title
"Those who labor for my happiness"
Title remainder
slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Statement of responsibility
Lucia Stanton
Title variation
Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way to a more complex view of Monticello as a working plantation, the success of which was made possible by the work of slaves. At the center of this transition has been the work of Lucia 'Cinder' Stanton, recognized as the leading interpreter of Jefferson's life as a planter and master and of the lives of his slaves and their descendants. This volume represents the first attempt to pull together Stanton's most important writings on slavery at Monticello and beyond. Stanton's pioneering work revealed Jefferson's psychology in crucial ways, deepening our understanding of him without demonizing him. Perhaps even more important is the light her writings have shed on the lives of the slaves at Monticello. Her detailed reconstruction for modern readers of the life of the slave is more than vivid; it reveals an active role in the creation of Monticello and a dynamic community previously unimagined. The essays collected here address Jefferson and the lives of his slaves from a rich variety of perspectives, from family histories (including the Hemingses) to the temporary slave community at Jefferson's White House to stories of former slaves' lives after Monticello. Each piece is characterized by Stanton's deep knowledge of her subject and by her determination to do justice to both Jefferson and his slaves"--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Lucia C
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.S74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Monticello (Va.)
  • African American families
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Sklaverei
  • Monticello, Va
  • African American families
  • Families
  • Plantation life
  • Slaves
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
"Those who labor for my happiness" : slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Lucia Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jefferson and slavery. "Those who labor for my happiness": Thomas Jefferson and his slaves ; Looking for liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the British lions ; "A well-ordered household": domestic servants in Jefferson's White House ; Jefferson's people: slavery at Monticello ; Perfecting slvaery: rational plantation management at Monticello -- Families in slavery. The other end of the telescope: Jefferson through the eyes of his slaves ; Free some day: the African American families of Monticello -- Families in freedom. Monticello to Main Street: The Hemings family and charlottesville ; Bonds of memory: identity and the Hemings family / Lucia Stanton and Dianne Swann-Wright ; "We will prove ourselves men": hemings descendants in the Civil War ; Fulfilling the Declaration: descendants of Monticello's African American families
Control code
752471539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9780813932224
Lccn
2011035898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99946783233
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)752471539
Label
"Those who labor for my happiness" : slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Lucia Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jefferson and slavery. "Those who labor for my happiness": Thomas Jefferson and his slaves ; Looking for liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the British lions ; "A well-ordered household": domestic servants in Jefferson's White House ; Jefferson's people: slavery at Monticello ; Perfecting slvaery: rational plantation management at Monticello -- Families in slavery. The other end of the telescope: Jefferson through the eyes of his slaves ; Free some day: the African American families of Monticello -- Families in freedom. Monticello to Main Street: The Hemings family and charlottesville ; Bonds of memory: identity and the Hemings family / Lucia Stanton and Dianne Swann-Wright ; "We will prove ourselves men": hemings descendants in the Civil War ; Fulfilling the Declaration: descendants of Monticello's African American families
Control code
752471539
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9780813932224
Lccn
2011035898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99946783233
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)752471539

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