Biography

Henry Wiencek

Henry Wiencek, a nationally prominent historian and writer, is the author of several books, including THE HAIRSTONS: An American Family in Black and White, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999, and, most recently, MASTER OF THE MOUNTAIN: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves.

Henry Wiencek

Books by Henry Wiencek

by Henry Wiencek - History, Nonfiction

Based on new information, MASTER OF THE MOUNTAIN opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Thomas Jefferson’s faraway world. Wiencek’s Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the “silent profit” gained from his slaves --- and thanks to the skewed morals of the political and social world that he and thousands of others readily inhabited.