Thomas Jefferson And Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-reedThomas Jefferson And Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-reed

Thomas Jefferson And Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy

byAnnette Gordon-reed, Gordon-reed

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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In light of DNA evidence supporting a Jefferson-Hemings relationship, Gordon-Reed has added to her acclaimed study a new Preface in which she finds fresh reasons for seeing Thomas Jefferson as a complicated metaphor for the American character.
Annette Gordon-Reed grew up in east Texas. She majored in History at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1981, and then attended Harvard Law School. Gordon-Reed worked as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and was Counsel to the New York City Board of Corrections before becoming a professor of law at New York Law School in 1992. Gord...
Title:Thomas Jefferson And Sally Hemmings: An American ControversyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.57 × 5.83 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Scholarly Book Services Inc.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813918332

ISBN - 13:9780813918334


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Did U.S. president Thomas Jefferson have an affair with a slave girl? Did he father six of her children? This fascinating historical investigation takes a look at a controversy that, some 200 years later, remains as intriguing as ever. Annette Gordon-Reed gathers evidence of Jefferson`s alleged 40-year liaison with Sally Hemings, his mulatto house-girl. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy presents the facts objectively and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions. The most damning evidence is that despite limited visits to Virginia during his terms, six of Hemings` children were born each time Jefferson stayed at Monticello. For more on this truly captivating mystery, check out the Merchant-Ivory film Jefferson in Paris.