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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : an American controversy

Autor Annette Gordon-Reed
Vydavatel: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Vydání/formát:   book : Biography : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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"Rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings have circulated for two centuries. It remains, among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, perhaps the most hotly contested topic. With Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Annette Gordon-Reed promises to intensify this ongoing debate as she identifies glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence.  Read more...
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Osoba: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Typ materiálu: Biography, Internet resource
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Annette Gordon-Reed
ISBN: 0813916984 9780813916989
OCLC číslo: 35192332
Popis: xx, 288 p. ; 25 cm.
Obsahy: Madison Hemings --
James Callender --
The Randolphs and the Carrs --
Thomas Jefferson --
Sally Hemings --
Summary of the evidence.
Odpovědnost: Annette Gordon-Reed.
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"Rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings have circulated for two centuries. It remains, among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, perhaps the most hotly contested topic. With Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Annette Gordon-Reed promises to intensify this ongoing debate as she identifies glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. She has assembled a fascinating and convincing argument: not that the alleged thirty-eight-year liaison necessarily took place but rather that the evidence for its taking place has been denied a fair hearing."--BOOK JACKET. "Possessing both a layperson's unfettered curiosity and a lawyer's logical mind, Annette Gordon-Reed writes with a style and compassion that are irresistible. Her analysis is accessible, with each chapter revolving around a key figure in the Hemings drama. The resulting portraits are engrossing and very personal. Gordon-Reed also brings a keen intuitive sense of the psychological complexities of human relationships - relationships that, in the real world, often develop regardless of status or race. The most compelling element of all, however, is her extensive and careful research, which often allows the evidence to speak for itself."--BOOK JACKET.

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