Monticello, the Plantation of President Thomas Jefferson, located on a hill just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, has been a leader - albeit imperfectly - in efforts to combat the racism inherent in the presentation of many national monuments. Lucia Stanton, was Director of Research at Monticello for eight years. At the time she wrote this book - designed to be sold at Monticello - she still worked at Monticello for the International Center for Jefferson Studies. Obviously the most written material available about the Monticello slaves is that preserved from the writings of Jefferson himself. The result is a kind of paternalistic, though fascinating, perspective on the topic.
Charlottesville, Virginia: Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 1996. 59 pages with a Preface by Julian Bond, a fold-out genealogical chart, Index, and photos.