Years ago, in the course of an obligatory visit to relatives, my family and I stopped briefly at Monticello. As an undergraduate architectural history student, I was excited about seeing this iconic site in person. We had only an hour or two to spare—perhaps that is why I have almost no memory of learning about slavery at Monticello.

Today, engaged visitors can enrich their experience of the former plantation with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's new app, Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work on Mulberry Row. The app introduces slavery at Monticello by focusing on the small group of dwellings, workshops, and sheds known as Mulberry Row. Hidden on...

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