The Invisibles

A couple of weeks ago, we finished our immersion into the gilded age of the Vanderbilts, and our table reading has now turned to the early republic and the slave-owning practices of the first presidents.  This new book is The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African-American Slaves in the White House by Jesse J. Holland.  Yes, the book is as interesting as the title.  Up through Andrew Jackson, only John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, did not own slaves.

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