A President in the Family: Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and Thomas Woodson

Hardcover | April 25, 2001

byByron W. Woodson

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More than recounting the life and legacy of Thomas Woodson, Jefferson's first child by Sally Hemings, A President in the family traces the Woodson family's struggle to correct accounts by Jeffersonian historians and to uncover a wealth of documentation in support of an oral history that survived independently in five branches of their family tree.

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More than recounting the life and legacy of Thomas Woodson, Jefferson's first child by Sally Hemings, A President in the family traces the Woodson family's struggle to correct accounts by Jeffersonian historians and to uncover a wealth of documentation in support of an oral history that survived independently in five branches of their ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 25, 2001Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275971740

ISBN - 13:9780275971748

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?Woodson conveys the pain, pride, and persistence of a remarkable family that faced nearly 200 years of challenge and denial of their descent from the first-born son of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings....This is an important contribution to the honest presentation of American history and the entanglement of race.??Booklist