Joined by Fate: Intertwined Biographies: Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, 1st Edition

  • Del Sandeen
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766098265
  • ISBN-13: 9780766098268
  • DDC: 973.4
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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To say that Thomas Jefferson was complicated would be an understatement. A founding father and third American president, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. It said that all men are created equal. Yet Jefferson owned slaves, including a woman named Sally Hemings with whom scholars believe he fathered several children. Some two hundred years after the birth of their first child, interest in Hemings and Jefferson has hardly died down. Movies, television shows, newspaper articles, and literature have been devoted to the pair. Jefferson's legacy has also suffered as details emerge about his ties to Hemings. Is he a man that Americans should respect? With the help of this fascinating book, readers will learn about the nature of Jefferson's connection to someone who was legally his property, and about his descendants, both black and white.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Public Servant, Private Citizen.
2: Kept Woman.
3: The Trip to Paris.
4: The Controversy Then.
5: All of Hemings's Children.
6: Sally's Sacrifice.
7: The Controversy Continues.
8: Their Legacy.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.