Vote Today for the Least Credible History Book in Print

Last week, the History News Network put out a call to nominate The Least Credible History Book in Print. The New York Times gave this process a boost with an article on Independence Day. The top 5 nominees are in and they are: The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson by … Continue reading “Vote Today for the Least Credible History Book in Print”

More Evidence David Barton is Wrong About Jefferson and Slavery: Robert Carter’s Emancipation Deed

I talked about Robert Carter in a prior post. Carter set in motion a plan to free his slaves beginning on August 1, 1791. Fresh from the Northumberland District Court in Heathsville, Virginia, I have copies of the Deed of Gift which Carter filed on August 1, 1791. I will pull out a couple of … Continue reading “More Evidence David Barton is Wrong About Jefferson and Slavery: Robert Carter’s Emancipation Deed”

David Barton Continues the Whitewash of Jefferson as Slave Owner on the Bill Martinez Show

In prior posts, I have demonstrated that Thomas Jefferson was allowed by Virginia law to emancipate his slaves. Barton says he couldn’t do it, but we demonstrate in Getting Jefferson Right that Barton omitted from The Jefferson Lies the citation to Virginia law that proves Jefferson could have done so. In a June 14 podcast … Continue reading “David Barton Continues the Whitewash of Jefferson as Slave Owner on the Bill Martinez Show”

Did we parrot our professors to write Getting Jefferson Right?

Yesterday, on his Wallbuilder’s radio show, David Barton took another swipe at Getting Jefferson Right. More precisely, he said: The book we recently did on the Jefferson Lies, there’s two professors who came out with a book rebutting it before I’d even released the book! We don’t have to read this stuff, we know it … Continue reading “Did we parrot our professors to write Getting Jefferson Right?”

Did we refer to original sources in Getting Jefferson Right?

Of course we did. I have referred to the original table of texts used by Jefferson on this blog to point out where David Barton incorrectly added some miracles to his account of the Jefferson Bible. They are also in Getting Jefferson Right. I pointed out here and we provided in the book the subscriber’s lists proving … Continue reading “Did we refer to original sources in Getting Jefferson Right?”

Dear Thomas Nelson: How many reviews will it take?

Last week, InterVarsity Press stopped printing a new book on the Reformation due to a negative review of the book by Reformation scholar, Carl Trueman.  The book pulled was by G.R. Evans and titled The Roots of the Reformation. Trueman uncovered multiple errors of fact and other misleading statements in the book which led IVP to make … Continue reading “Dear Thomas Nelson: How many reviews will it take?”

David Barton’s whitewash of Thomas Jefferson as a slave owner

In Getting Jefferson Right, we examine David Barton’s claims about Thomas Jefferson’s role as a slave owner and supporter of emancipation for slaves. Jefferson did make several efforts toward emancipation and spoke about the evils of slavery. However, there is another side to Jefferson as a slave owner that Barton whitewashes in The Jefferson Lies. … Continue reading “David Barton’s whitewash of Thomas Jefferson as a slave owner”

Getting Jefferson Right in Salon today

Salon today posted my article on David Barton and a brief look at the falsehoods in Barton’s book, The Jefferson Lies. One claim I haven’t spent much time on until lately is Barton’s claim that Thomas Jefferson could not emancipate his slaves due to restrictions in VA law. Barton says in The Jefferson Lies that … Continue reading “Getting Jefferson Right in Salon today”