Genealogist Alexander Bannerman uncovered evidence the a pair of president Joe Biden"s ancestors owned slaves on his father"s side throughout the 19th century.

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The exploration will be published in Bannerman"s book, The Bidens: inside the an initial Family"s Fifty-Year rise to Power, follow to Politico.

Biden"s great-great-great-grandfather, Jesse Robinett, was uncovered to have actually owned two servants in Maryland, according to the 1800 census, Bennerman uncovered in his research.


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Another Biden great-great-great-grandfather, cutting board Randle, enslaved a 14-year-old, according to the census records and also other documents in the mid-1800s.

Bannerman emphasize Biden"s family background in the United claims goes back to the colonial period, and also his family"s ties to enslavement are reasonably small.

"Not a lot of ancestors, and not a many slaves," Bannerman said. His book will release on Sept 21.

Biden isn"t the just high-ranking politician whose family owned slaves.


Former president Barack Obama, Senate minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and also former Texas congressman Beto O"Rourke all have actually ancestors who owned slaves, Business Insider reported.

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"We all require to understand our very own story as it relates come the national story, much as i am discovering mine," O"Rourke wrote of his household history. "It is just then, ns believe, the we have the right to take the vital steps to fix the damage done and stop visiting this injustice on the generations that follow ours."

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