Thomas Jefferson’s Slaves

Chapters in the Documentary

Part 1 : Life and Community of the Slaves
Subtitle: Inheritance / Expansion / Industry

01:01:16 - Introduction and brief history of slavery in Virginia

04:10:19 - Beginnings at Tuckahoe Plantation for Thomas Jefferson

08:23:21 - Inherited slaves and land

11:06:00 - Lunde (slave) and the system of taxation in Virginia

14:20:29 - Reading: “We hold these truths to be self-evident...”

14:42:07 - American Revolution and the Marquis de Lafayette’s visit

17:13:16 - Mulberry Row at Monticello

20:26:26 - Description of cabins and provisions for slaves

22:47:14 - Supplies supplemented by slave families

25:19:23 - Archaeological findings at Poplar Forest

26:25:27 - Fencing, water supply, and vegetable garden

28:02:10 - Long work day

30:09:28 - Spiritual beliefs of slaves

32:25:19 - South terrace and dependencies at Monticello

33:46:18 - Jupiter - personal servant of Thomas Jefferson

35:09:10 - Brief history of the Hemings family

36:45:11 - Jefferson looses his temper with Jupiter

38:50:19 - Elizabeth Hemings family

39:12:21 - Betty Brown and her children: Wormley Hughes, Burwell Colbert, Brown Colbert

41:30:09 - Monticello - a self-sufficient plantation

45:07:26 - Weavery on Mulberry Row

47:44:02 - Minerva and her family - “sent to ground” (farm labor)

48:31:02 - Field workers and wheat harvest

51:37:15 - Description of Poplar Forest with the “old plantation” - also Wingo and Bear Creek

55:04:07 - Travel between Monticello and Poplar Forest

 

 

Part 2: Dispersal of the Slave Families
Subtitle: Tradesmen / Overseers / Dissent

00:38:19 - James Dinsmore trained John Hemings to be a skilled joiner

06:33:24 - Five slaves were freed in Thomas Jefferson’s will

08:12:22 - Description and brief history of Sally Hemings

11:03:21 - Description of Eston Hemings - DNA study

11:42:19 - Madison & Eston Hemings live in Charlottesville with mother, Sally

12:21:14 - Will of Thomas Jefferson

14:18:24 - Lewis (slave) - a joiner who made venetian blinds

15:12:03 - Isaac Jefferson (slave)

19:31:25 - Watermen - “a turbulent crowd” - James Hubbard “the runaway”

21:35:16 - Tobacco and Wheat - major crops at Poplar Forest

22:58:28 - James Hubbard (slave) - the waterman

23:41:19 - Brief history of Hannah (slave) and her rebellious kin

27:10:17 - Campbell County slaves listed in Jefferson’s Estate Auction

27:54:09 - Hemings family member help build Poplar Forest

29:30:16 - Overseers

38:53:14 - Sunken lawn at Poplar Forest and Phil Hubbard

42:02:04 - Drivers and postillions

43:01:01 - Indian (Native American) connections to Monticello

44:40:08 - Joe Fossett (slave) and Edy Hern Fossett(slave)

46:32:05 - Brief History of Peter Fossett (slave)

48:39:16 - Thomas Jefferson’s debt and the estate auctions - January 1827

50:50:22 - Peter Fossett’s fate

55:27:00 - End credits

Expanded end credits

 

 

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