Memoirs of a Monticello Slave: As Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, One of Thomas Jefferson's Slaves by Isaac Jefferson

Memoirs of a Monticello Slave: As Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, One of…

byIsaac Jefferson

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This book, first published in its present form 1951, is a collection of reminiscences by Isaac Jefferson, a tinsmith, blacksmith, and nailer at Monticello, and valued, enslaved artisan of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. In the 1840 census he was recorded as Isaac Granger, a free man working in Petersburg, Virginia, and it was there that the Rev. Charles Campbell interviewed him and went on to publish his memoirs under the name of Isaac Jefferson in 1847.

“The reminiscences are confined to what Isaac saw and heard. They recount the simple events which even an illiterate slave, possessed of normal sight and hearing at the time of the events, could intelligently observe. Isaac Jefferson was obviously not mistreated by his masters. He did not, however, indulge in nostalgia about the “good old days.” The very simplicity of his story is its best watermark of authenticity.”—Introduction by Rayford W. Logan

Title:Memoirs of a Monticello Slave: As Dictated to Charles Campbell in the 1840's by Isaac, One of…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:Papamoa PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1787208303

ISBN - 13:9781787208308

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