Sunday, June 01, 2003

That Jefferson, what was he thinking?

A new book called "MR. JEFFERSON'S LOST CAUSE: Land, Farmers, Slavery, And The Louisiana Purchase" by Roger G. Kennedy describes President Thomas Jefferson's goals for the territory within the Louisiana Purchase, and concludes that it did not quite turn out like Jefferson had hoped, mainly in that he failed to foresee the expansion of slavery into what eventually became new states, according to this review.

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