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Henry Wiencek is a journalist, historian, editor and author of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). His other books include “The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White,” which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography, and “An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves and the Creation of America,” which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history and the Best Book Award from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Wiencek holds a fellowship at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and has received various other honors and fellowships.