SOURCE: The New York Times
July 7, 2019
James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.
A small African-American community has existed less than 10 miles from the president’s former plantation for generations. Only recently has the full extent of their relationship been revealed.
A Former Plantation Begins To Tell A Fuller Story Of Slavery In America
For the first time in its 225-year history, the site has begun telling the stories of the African-American men and women who were enslaved there, and consulting with their descendants.
The Return of James Monroe
by Walter Russell Mead
Latin America’s crisis turns Washington’s Cold War nightmare on its head.
The Overlooked Radical of the Revolution: James Monroe
by John Ferling
Thomas Jefferson, Tom Paine – And Monroe? Why this historian thinks they should be grouped together.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
At Virginia home of President Monroe, a sizable revision of history
It turns out that the home preserved on the estate — and marketed for years as the residence where the president laid his head — is in fact a guest quarters.
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