How did the founding of the United States entwine with the institution of enslavement? In capturing both a sweeping picture of the three pivotal decades in the 18th century, as well as key moments in time, and in encompassing the voices of enslaved and free Black men and women, Edward J. Larson, author of American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795, grapples with questions that have seen renewed spotlight and focus by other historians and journalists.
Join this Pulitzer Prize winning author at Monticello, in conversation with Dr. John Ragosta, Interim Saunders Director of the program’s presenter, the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello.
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