In his World rebuttal to us, David Barton claims that the case of James Armistead  Lafayette proves that we did not take into account slave laws other than the 1782 law allowing owners to emancipate their slaves. The situation of this slave who became a double agent during the Revolutionary War is an interesting story…

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UPDATE: David Barton made many of the same defenses in his World Magazine article dated January 22, 2013. Barton concluded: Simply put, Jefferson did not have the financial resources necessary to free his 260 slaves. In these three articles about Jefferson and slavery we anticipate and address the rebuttal Barton offered in his World article. Barton claims…

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By Michael Coulter & Warren Throckmorton UPDATE: David Barton made many of the same defenses in his World Magazine article dated January 22, 2013. Barton concluded: Simply put, Jefferson did not have the financial resources necessary to free his 260 slaves. In these three articles about Jefferson and slavery we anticipate and address the rebuttal Barton offered in…

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