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The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This analysis of Jefferson's antislavery views and the actions to which they gave rise, the subject matter of The Wolf by the Ears, is necessarily episodic; while chronology has been generally observed, it was not possible to weld this disparate material into the form of a biographical narrative. ...more
Paperback, 334 pages
Published November 29th 1991 by University of Virginia Press (first published September 1st 1977)
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Apr 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies, history
I read this many years ago and remember finding it engaging. If I ever have time I would like to look at it again now that the Sally Hemmings story have been bolstered with dna testing.
Ethan Healey
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Used for research and was a wonderful resource.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it did not like it
Poor use of evidence to justify claims as anything more than speculation. Otherwise adds little to nothing to the effort of Jefferson.
Craig Bolton
The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery by John Chester Miller (1991)
Jennifer Verley-Mitchell
I liked the book about Sally Hemmings much better, but this was a good point of view to consider.
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A specialist in the early history of the United States, John Chester Miller taught at Bryn Mawr from 1940 until 1950, and at Stanford University from 1950 until 1973, where he was the inaugural holder of the Edgar E. Robinson Professorship in United States History.

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