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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : an American controversy

Autore: Annette Gordon-Reed
Editore: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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.  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Libro, Risorsa Internet
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Annette Gordon-Reed
{0} 0813916984 9780813916989 0813918332 9780813918334
Numero OCLC: 35192332
Descrizione: xx, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Madison Hemings --
James Callender --
The Randolphs and the Carrs --
Thomas Jefferson --
Sally Hemings --
Summary of the evidence.
Responsabilità: Annette Gordon-Reed.
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Rumours of Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings have circulated for two centuries. In this text, the author sets out to intensify the debate, arguing not that the events  Per saperne di più…

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Short of digging up Jefferson and doing DNA testing on him and Hemings' descendants, Gordon-Reed's account gets us as close to the truth as the available evidence allows.--Joseph J. Ellis, author of Per saperne di più…

 
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