Topic: Slavery

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Plan and Section of a Slave Ship

This image depicts the cramped and inhumane conditions existing on a British slave ship. Anti-slavery advocates publicized such images in order to generate public outrage and garner support...
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The Abolition of the Slave Trade

This anti-slavery cartoon shows Captain John Kimber savagely beating a fifteen-year-old girl for trying to protect her “virjen modesty.” Kimber killed the girl, who had refused to dance...
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Who Lived at Monticello

A graphical chart of the free and enslaved community at Monticello in the 1790s....
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All-weather Passage

Food from the kitchen was brought to the Dining Room along this all-weather passage that runs below Monticello and under its L-shaped wings.
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Jefferson and Slavery — For ELD Students

Students engage in a thoughtful and academic discussion about Jefferson and slavery after working through key quotes and primary sources regarding the topic....
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Joinery

Only the hearth and chimney remain of the Joinery, which was a carpenter’s shop where some of the furniture in Monticello was made....
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Virginian Luxuries

This image shows the evils of slavery. On the left panel, a white man attempts to kiss a black woman, apparently against her will. On the right panel,...
Lesson Plan

Explore the daily life of a slave at Monticello

During this lesson the learner will use primary and secondary sources found in the Slavery at Monticello app to determine how slaves truly impacted the production at Monticello....
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Personal Morals vs. Political Moves

Because he wrote that “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence in 1776, should Thomas Jefferson be thought of as a hypocrite for owning slaves?
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Textile Workshop

This building on Mulberry Row served as a house for free workmen and later as a location for Monticello’s weaving operations....