All News

“By Profit and Loss for 46 Negroes [D]ied”

“By Profit and Loss for 46 Negroes [D]ied”

Researchers in the Center for Mason Legacies (CML) have gained access to the original pages of John Mercer’s handwritten account book, which reveals evidence of his investment in human trafficking and identifies the slaveholders with whom Mercer transacted deals. Mercer was George Mason IV's uncle and mentor.

Read More
The research project that started it all

The research project that started it all

In the summer of 2017, students and faculty set out to discover the worlds of enslaved African Americans on Mason’s Gunston Hall plantation. The Enslaved Children of George Mason was the outcome.

Read More