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?”


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.