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The Puzzle of Race at Monticello

The Smithsonian’s Museum of American History has a current exhibition on Slavery at Monticello, which is well worth checking out.  I toured it yesterday.  Anyone who has slogged through Annette Gordon-Reed’s immense work, The Hemingses of Monticello, will not find much that is terribly new.  But I did learn something that brought home — one…

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