October 18th, 2012 issue #1142

October 18th, 2012
  • Mr. Jefferson's greed: New book challenges image of reluctant slaveholder

    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 far here in Thomas Jefferson's hometown, the reception to Henry Wiencek's new book, Master of the Mountain: Jefferson and His Slaves– which builds a portrait of the author of the Declaration of Independence as cold, greedy, and a lying racist– has been less effusive. Far less effusive.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Coldest case: Joseph Harris, 22, is on trial for the 2005 murder of Anthony Lorenzo "Bunny" Johnson in Darden Towe Park. Harris was arrested in 2010, and prosecutors say th...

The Dish


Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    October 19 at 4pm at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 1111 Cherry Avenue Debtor: Teresa D. Caddell Original amount owing: $140,800 Bidder brings: 10 percent sale...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERJefferson's greedIn his new book, local author Henry Wiencek portrays Thomas Jefferson as a hypocrite who encouraged the use of whips on slave children and turned down...




  • Let UVA police chief keep commenting

    UVA Police Chief Mike Gibson’s comment about the “point of no return” that causes men to rape may help explain UVA’s policies toward rape, which are often criticize...

  • My list tops your list

    [Re: October 11 essay: "Power viewing: The 10 best political movies"]:


Black and White

  • Friendship Court

    "There is hereby created the Placemaking, Livability and Community Engagement (PLACE) Design Task Force (PDTF) to act as an advisory body to the Planning Commission and Cit...