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A daily history podcast attempting to entertain you through the Covid19 pandemic.

July 27, 2020

#173 History Hack’s African American History Week: Understanding Thomas Jefferson

The headlines are full of historical figures whose reputations are under fire in 2020. Based on her book, The Hemingses of Monticello, we sat down with Pulitzer winner Annette Gordon-Reed to discuss one of America's founding fathers. We discussed his slaves, her groundbreaking research into his extended relationship with one of them, Sally Hemings, and his consequent place in history.

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