Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jefferson as Slaveholder

Sometimes it is interesting to view our Founding Fathers from a non-American standpoint.
It was, among others, this man, the drafter of the American Declaration of Independence, whom Dr Samuel Johnson had in mind when he wrote:
“Why is it that the yelps for liberty come loudest from the drivers of slaves?”
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3 comments:

de Brantigny said...

Or the fathers of slaves.

de Brantigny

Catherine Delors said...

Still worse indeed. Elena, did you change your picture of the portrait of Marie-Antoinette "en gaulle," or am I dreaming?

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, Catherine, I changed it to a version with better color and I made it smaller so the rose can be seen.