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In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal

William G. Hyland Jr.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780312561000 (alk. paper), 0312561008 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • James Callender : "human nature in a hideous form"
  • Misleading DNA
  • Sally Hemings and Randolph Jefferson : "the unknown brother"
  • "An American in Paris"
  • Timing and conception
  • Carr brothers and other male Jeffersons
  • Jefferson's declining health
  • The scholars commission and the character issue
  • Madison Hemings : gossip and hearsay
  • Jefferson on trial
  • Secret rooms and other Hollywood fantasies
  • The Monticello report : a "rush to judgment"
  • The Charlottesville connection : true believers
  • The "Sally" books
  • Jefferson under siege : "presentism"
  • Final argument : an innocent man.
Description
xix, 292 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-278) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black boards; dust jacket. C. Venable Minor Endowment Fund, 2009/2010
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