The Enslaved Community of President James Monroe with a Focus on Loudoun County

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Lori Kimball and Wynne Saffer

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Research into Thomas Jefferson’s and James Madison’s slave ownership has been conducted for years but little has been publicized about James Monroe’s. He owned both land and slaves in several Virginia locales, including Loudoun County. In 1830 he was the owner of 1,828 acres in Loudoun and 66 slaves, making him the largest slave owner in the county.

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