Thomas Jefferson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father, Champion Of Liberty & Owner Of Slaves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thomas-jefferson-founding-father-champion-liberty-owner-slaves <p>As the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson is seen as a champion of liberty. Yet during his lifetime he owned more than 600 slaves and at the time of his death, more than 130 slaves were sold to pay off his debts.</p><p>An exhibit currently on display at the Missouri History Museum elaborates on this paradox.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:50:53 +0000 Camille Phillips 29312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father, Champion Of Liberty & Owner Of Slaves Books from Thomas Jefferson's personal collection found in Wash. U. library http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/books-thomas-jeffersons-personal-collection-found-wash-u-library <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953741.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-953741.mp3</a></p><p><a href="http://wustl.edu/">Washington University in St. Louis</a>, named for the<strong> </strong>first American president, announced this President&rsquo;s Day, the discovery of a tie to another president.</p><p>The university recently learned that its libraries have a collection of books originally owned by Thomas Jefferson.</p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:45:39 +0000 Maria Altman & Kelsey Proud 575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Books from Thomas Jefferson's personal collection found in Wash. U. library