Jefferson s Daughters

Written By Catherine Kerrison
Jefferson s Daughters
  • Publsiher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 30 January 2018
  • ISBN : 1101886250
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Jefferson s Daughters written by Catherine Kerrison which was release on 30 January 2018, this book published by Ballantine Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE • “Beautifully written . . . To a nuanced study of Jefferson’s two white daughters, Martha and Maria, [Kerrison] innovatively adds a discussion of his only enslaved daughter, Harriet Hemings.”—The New York Times Book Review Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery—apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, history scholar Catherine Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. The richly interwoven stories of these strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies shed new light on issues of race and gender that are still relevant today—and on the legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. Praise for Jefferson’s Daughters “A fascinating glimpse of where we have been as a nation . . . Catherine Kerrison tells us the stories of three of Thomas Jefferson’s children, who, due to their gender and race, lived lives whose most intimate details are lost to time.”—USA Today “A valuable addition to the history of Revolutionary-era America.”—The Boston Globe “A thought-provoking nonfiction narrative that reads like a novel.”—BookPage

Jefferson s Daughters

Jefferson s Daughters
  • Author : Catherine Kerrison
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE • “Beautifully written . . . To a nuanced study of Jefferson’s two white daughters, Martha and Maria, [...

America s First Daughter

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  • Author : Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2016-06-22
  • Total pages : 916
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson s eldest daughter, Martha Patsy Jefferson Randolph a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and ...

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  • Author : William G. Hyland Jr.
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-02-26
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest love and true kindred spirit, who died an untimely death at the young age of thirty-three in 1782. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources—including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes left by Jefferson’s ...

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  • Author : Cynthia A. Kierner
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the ...

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  • Author : Randolph, Sarah Nicholas.
  • Publisher : Best Books on
  • Release Date : 1871-01-01
  • Total pages : 452
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Download or read online Domestic life of Thomas Jefferson written by Randolph, Sarah Nicholas., published by Best Books on which was released on 1871-01-01. Get Domestic life of Thomas Jefferson Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : M. Andrew Holowchak
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-10
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Revisionism has been the historical vogue for well over two decades concerning Jeffersonian scholarship. This movement has been an attempt to neutralize the avowed “hagiographical” scholarship on Jefferson by aiming to offer an all-too-human Thomas Jefferson. The regrettable result has been a depiction, iterated and reiterated uncritically by scholars, of ...

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  • Author : John Whitcomb,Claire Whitcomb
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 511
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Summary : First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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  • Author : Jan Lewis,Jan Ellen Taylor,Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : The publication of DNA test results showing that Thomas Jefferson was probably the father of one of his slave Sally Hemings's children has sparked a broad but often superficial debate. The editors of this volume have assembled some of the most distinguished American historians, including three Pulitzer Prize winners, and ...

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  • Author : Shannon LaNier,Jane Feldman
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Now available in ebook format--one of the important books that marked the beginning of the ongoing conversation about slavery and our nation's history. From the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and enslaved woman Sally Hemmings comes an anthology of Jefferson's living descendants. Told in the style of a family photo ...

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  • Author : R. B. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-09-04
  • Total pages : 288
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Summary : Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a ...

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  • Author : William Winter
  • Publisher : Boston : J.R. Osgood
  • Release Date : 1881
  • Total pages : 252
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  • Author : William G. Hyland, Jr.
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-06-09
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : The belief that Thomas Jefferson had an affair and fathered a child (or children) with slave Sally Hemings---and that such an allegation was proven by DNA testing—has become so pervasive in American popular culture that it is not only widely accepted but taught to students as historical fact. But ...

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  • Author : Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Download or read online Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine written by Daughters of the American Revolution, published by which was released on 1893. Get Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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  • Author : Peter S. Onuf
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 281
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our nation’s founding fathers. Challenging current attempts to appropriate Jefferson to serve all manner of contemporary political agendas, Onuf ...

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  • Author : Henry Louis Gates,Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2004-04-29
  • Total pages : 1025
  • ISBN : 1101886250
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Summary : Features portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor....