Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

Mr. Wills talked about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author… read more

Mr. Wills talked about his book, "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, the author examines the influence of slavery on the election and presidency of Thomas Jefferson, as well as on the early politics of the United States. President Jefferson was referred to by some as the “Negro President” because the electoral votes he received in the election of 1800 as a result of the slave populations in southern states forced the House of Representatives to choose the president. Professor Wills talked about the politics behind the election, the Louisiana Purchase, the political influence of the South prior to the Civil War, and related issues. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. close

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Negro President: Jefferson and the Slave Power

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Program ID:
179719-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 27, 2003 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 24, 2006 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 27, 2003 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 2003 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2004 | 5:18pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2004 | 10:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 2006 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2006 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 24, 2006 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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