henry wiencek

Historians expect deference on TJ's cruelty
Published on Oct 31st, 2012
9 comments To back up her accusation that I have misled my readers, Cinder Stanton refers darkly, and very vaguely, to truncated quotations, twisted chronology, unnamed misinterpretations. What are they? I have...
Wiencek misled readers on Jefferson's record
Published on Oct 24th, 2012
39 comments As the “recently retired” Monticello historian who had “no comment” in Lisa Provence’s cover story [October 18: “Mr. Jefferson’s greed"], I’m moved to speak.  I declined to comment because I had...
Mr. Jefferson's greed: New book challenges image of reluctant slaveholder
Published on Oct 17th, 2012
75 comments Publishers Weekly calls it the number one history title of the fall and one of the best of all genres. Both Smithsonian and American History magazines have made it a recent cover story. However, thus...