A new exhibit at George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation house explores the complexity of the first president's relationship with the slaves he owned that lived and worked there. Tom is the first of the 19 slaves profiled throughout the exhibit, which opened on Oct. 1. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Slave Labor And The 'Longer History' Of The White House

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In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.

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Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington

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