Slavery at Monticello


Reading Level:

  • High-School

Stanton, Lucia C. Slavery at Monticello. 1996.

From the Thomas Jefferson Portal: This Monticello Monograph publication explores many interesting aspects of life at Monticello. Much of the information provided focuses on Jefferson’s slaves. The living conditions, shelter, and food Jefferson supplied his slaves are described in detail. The education and religious knowledge of the slaves are also included. The author discusses specific work projects that slaves were assigned to at Monticello. The nature of Jefferson’s actions towards his slaves is also discussed, both personally and regarding business. Background information on several slaves (both before and after their independence) is provided.

Foreward by Julian Bond.