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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings( )
Author: Gordon-Reed, Annette
ISBN:978-0-8139-3356-6
Publication Date:Mar 1998
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two centuries. Among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, it was perhaps the most hotly contested topic. The publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings intensified this debate by identifying glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. In this study, Gordon-Reed...
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Pages:320
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9.25 Inches
Author Biography
Gordon-Reed, Annette (Author)
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.

Gordon-Reed wrote the book Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy after first becoming interested in the president as a child. She co-authored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and wrote Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History. Gordon-Reed is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Hemingses of Monticello.

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