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Thomas Jefferson’s Complex Views and Actions on Slavery with Cara Rogers Steven | BRI Scholar Talks

What were Thomas Jefferson’s complex views and actions on slavery as statesman and slaveholder? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Cara Rogers Steven, Associate Professor of History at Ashland University, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams to discuss her first book, Thomas Jefferson and the Fight Against Slavery, published by the University Press of Kansas in the esteemed American Political Thought Series.

This episode delves into Thomas Jefferson's education, his early anti-slavery writings, the complexities in Notes on the State of Virginia, his educational influence on republican government, and his actions as a statesman and slaveholder.