Jefferson s Daughters

Jefferson s Daughters
Author: Catherine Kerrison
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 1101886269
ISBN 13: 9781101886267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Daughters Book Review:

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 Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. 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--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonnières are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. 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, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. "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

Jefferson s Daughters

Jefferson s Daughters
Author: Catherine Kerrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1101886242
ISBN 13: 9781101886243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Daughters Book Review:

A portrait of the divergent lives of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters reveals how his white daughters struggled with the realities of lives they were ill-prepared to manage, while the daughter he fathered with a slave did not achieve freedom until adulthood.

Jefferson s Daughters

Jefferson s Daughters
Author: Catherine Kerrison
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1101886250
ISBN 13: 9781101886250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Daughters Book Review:

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 Children

Jefferson s Children
Author: Shannon LaNier,Jane Feldman
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 0593427033
ISBN 13: 9780593427033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Children Book Review:

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 album—with a combination of photographs and interviews—Jefferson’s Children is the riveting story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemming’s sixth great-grandson, Shannon Lanier’s, travels across the country to meet his relatives from both sides of the family. The profiles contained chart the multiple perspectives of Jefferson’s and Hemming’s descendants, from those who embrace their heritage to those who want nothing to do with Jefferson’s legacy. A fascinating picture soon emerges, one that begins with a pairing of two individuals with vastly disparate levels of power—on the one side, the third president of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence; on the other, the woman who was his property—and that ultimately represents America’s complicated history with issues of diversity and race and the unusual ways in which we define family. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults “The portraits that emerge are as generous and jumbled as America itself.” —The New York Times “A book about American history, racial identity and the bonds of family that will help young people navigate these difficult areas.” —Black Issues Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998-03-29
ISBN 10: 0813933560
ISBN 13: 9780813933566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Book Review:

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two centuries. Among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, it was perhaps the most hotly contested topic. The publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings intensified this debate by identifying glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. In this study, Gordon-Reed assembles 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. Friends of Jefferson sought to debunk the Hemings story as early as 1800, and most subsequent historians and biographers followed suit, finding the affair unthinkable based upon their view of Jefferson's life, character, and beliefs. Gordon-Reed responds to these critics by pointing out numerous errors and prejudices in their writings, ranging from inaccurate citations, to impossible time lines, to virtual exclusions of evidence—especially evidence concerning the Hemings family. She demonstrates how these scholars may have been misguided by their own biases and may even have tailored evidence to serve and preserve their opinions of Jefferson. This updated edition of the book also includes an afterword in which the author comments on the DNA study that provided further evidence of a Jefferson and Hemings liaison.00 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. Each chapter revolves around a key figure in the Hemings drama, and 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. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy is the definitive look at a centuries-old question that should fascinate general readers and historians alike.

America s First Daughter

America s First Daughter
Author: Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0062347276
ISBN 13: 9780062347275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s First Daughter Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Jefferson s Sons

Jefferson s Sons
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 1101529458
ISBN 13: 9781101529454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Sons Book Review:

This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.

Martha Jefferson Randolph Daughter of Monticello

Martha Jefferson Randolph  Daughter of Monticello
Author: Cynthia A. Kierner
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 080788250X
ISBN 13: 9780807882504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martha Jefferson Randolph Daughter of Monticello Book Review:

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 tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.

Jefferson s Sons

Jefferson s Sons
Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publsiher: Dial
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780803734999
ISBN 13: 0803734999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jefferson s Sons Book Review:

A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings
Author: Stephen O'Connor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 0698410335
ISBN 13: 9780698410336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings Book Review:

“Dazzling. . . The most revolutionary reimagining of Jefferson’s life ever.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post Winner of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms. Novels such as Toni Morrison’s Beloved, The Known World by Edward P. Jones, James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird and Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks are a part of a long tradition of American fiction that plumbs the moral and human costs of history in ways that nonfiction simply can't. Now Stephen O’Connor joins this company with a profoundly original exploration of the many ways that the institution of slavery warped the human soul, as seen through the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. O’Connor’s protagonists are rendered via scrupulously researched scenes of their lives in Paris and at Monticello that alternate with a harrowing memoir written by Hemings after Jefferson’s death, as well as with dreamlike sequences in which Jefferson watches a movie about his life, Hemings fabricates an "invention" that becomes the whole world, and they run into each other "after an unimaginable length of time" on the New York City subway. O'Connor is unsparing in his rendition of the hypocrisy of the Founding Father and slaveholder who wrote "all men are created equal,” while enabling Hemings to tell her story in a way history has not allowed her to. His important and beautifully written novel is a deep moral reckoning, a story about the search for justice, freedom and an ideal world—and about the survival of hope even in the midst of catastrophe.

The Women Jefferson Loved

The Women Jefferson Loved
Author: Virginia Scharff
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN 10: 0062018736
ISBN 13: 9780062018731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Women Jefferson Loved Book Review:

“A focused, fresh spin on Jeffersonian biography.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Annette Gordon-Reed’s The Hemingses of Monticello and David McCullough’s John Adams, historian Virginia Scharff offers a compelling, highly readable multi-generational biography revealing how the women Thomas Jefferson loved shaped the third president’s ideas and his vision for the nation. Scharff creates a nuanced portrait of the preeminent founding father, examining Jefferson through the eyes of the women who were closest to him, from his mother to his wife and daughters to Sally Hemings and the slave family he began with her.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 155199853X
ISBN 13: 9781551998534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As I Lay Dying Book Review:

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. As they carry Addie in a homemade coffin, pulled along by a team of mules, the Bundrens are haunted by greed and fear—their journey both mocks and confirms our humanity. Their story is told in turn by each of the family members—including Addie herself—as well as those they encounter on their way. This fractured viewpoint epitomizes Faulkner's visceral modernist style, as the varied voices reveal secrets, expose desires, and bring back the dead. A benchmark achievement and one of the most influential novels in American fiction, As I Lay Dying not only endures but prevails. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Mildred s New Daughter

Mildred s New Daughter
Author: Martha Finley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1894
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN5HU3
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thomas Jefferson s Feast

Thomas Jefferson s Feast
Author: Frank Murphy
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-02-12
ISBN 10: 0385372787
ISBN 13: 9780385372787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Jefferson s Feast Book Review:

Whether they're preparing for President's Day or whether they just like to eat, children will find much to devour in this leveled reader about Thomas Jefferson's role in America's culinary history! Did you know that every time you munch on a french fry or snack on ice cream, you have Thomas Jefferson to thank? It’s true! This founding father was one of America’s first foodies. After a visit to France, he introduced all sorts of yummy treats to America—including one that upset more than just tummies and created a culinary controversy! Get the scoop in this deliciously funny, true story—guaranteed to tempt even the most reluctant readers!

Chicken

Chicken
Author: Chase Night
Publsiher: Asymmetrical Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 1938793927
ISBN 13: 9781938793929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken Book Review:

Casper Quinn has a secret. Brant Mitchell has two. Hickory Ditch, Arkansas – July 2012 Popular fried chicken chain Wings of Glory is under attack from homosexual activists, and Harvest Mission Pentecostal Church is ready to fight back. Caught in the crossfire of a culture war in which they never enlisted, Casper and Brant will each have to find his own answer to the age-old question: Am I really what I eat? Because if they could find the courage to tell each other their truths, they might discover there really is life after the Ditch. CHICKEN is a Southern Gothic YA novel with an infusion of magical realism. It’s a raw, honest, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant look at falling in love in a place where angels and demons are believed in without question, but the human heart is always subject to suspicion.

Wolf by the Ears

Wolf by the Ears
Author: Ann Rinaldi
Publsiher: Point
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780590434126
ISBN 13: 0590434128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolf by the Ears Book Review:

Harriet Hemings, rumored to be the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, one of his black slaves, struggles with the problems facing her--to escape from the velvet cage that is Monticello, or to stay, and thus remain a slave.

A Trip Through Time and Space

A Trip Through Time and Space
Author: Jefferson Barrera
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2013-05-04
ISBN 10: 9781482008289
ISBN 13: 1482008289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Trip Through Time and Space Book Review:

Ryan has a normal life until a stranger comes into his life and takes him onto a mysterious journey where his mission is to find pieces to build a machine and a weapon. But the only way to get these items is to time travel. His friends who accompany him on his journey are Diego, Ashley, and Richard. That's when they find out that there is something evil lurking around them.

Henry in a Hurry

Henry in a Hurry
Author: John Allan,Kerry McCormick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN 10: 9780615950129
ISBN 13: 0615950124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry in a Hurry Book Review:

Henry's rushed approach to life creates problems at every turn. Readers will enjoy following Henry through his day to see if he discovers the importance of doing things carefully.

The Adventures of the Spallywood Kidz

The Adventures of the Spallywood Kidz
Author: R. L. Johnson
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-06-19
ISBN 10: 9781534907355
ISBN 13: 1534907351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of the Spallywood Kidz Book Review:

When M.s Mattie, the magical loving owner of an orphanage suddenly falls ills, her evil daughter Olga steps in . Olga quickly rids the orphanage of every last bit of fun and focuses her attention on the powerful necklaces gifted to the Spallywood Kidz by Ms. Mattie.The Spallywood Kidz must swiftly learn how to use their newly found powers before Olga steals their necklaces and traps them in the gloomy orphanage forever. But will the Spallywood Kidz defeat evil Olga in time?

The Zodiac Race Henri the Horse

The Zodiac Race   Henri the Horse
Author: W. C. Jefferson
Publsiher: Toucan Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN 10: 9789887800972
ISBN 13: 988780097X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zodiac Race Henri the Horse Book Review:

The zodiac race is starting soon! Henri the Horse wants to win the race, but he lives really far away. Will he make it there in time? In addition to climbing tall mountains and entering dark forests, he will also have to make it across a scorching desert! Will he get lost? Join Henri's adventure to see how he uses his knowledge and wits to meet every challenge! Little readers will find out about how Henri the Horse claimed his Zodiac sign, and also learn the order in which all the zodiac animals were placed in the race. W C Jefferson's charming rhymes and T F Wister's whimsical drawings bring to life a new version of an ancient tale of how the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac came to have a year named after them.