Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson

Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson
History, Memory, and Civic Culture

by Jan Lewis,Jan Ellen Taylor,Peter S. Onuf

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780813919195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 other experts on Jefferson, his times, race, and slavery. Their essays reflect the deeper questions the relationship between Hemings and Jefferson has raised about American history and national culture. The DNA tests would not have been conducted had there not already been strong historical evidence for the possibility of a relationship. As historians from Winthrop D. Jordan to Annette Gordon-Reed have argued, much more is at stake in this liaison than the mere question of paternity: historians must ask themselves if they are prepared to accept the full implications of our complicated racial history, a history powerfully shaped by the institution of slavery and by sex across the color line. How, for example, does it change our understanding of American history to place Thomas Jefferson in his social context as a plantation owner who fathered white and black families both? What happens when we shift our focus from Jefferson and his white family to Sally Hemings and her children? How do we understand interracial sexual relationships in the early republic and in our own time? Can a renewed exploration of the contradiction between Jefferson's life as a slaveholder and his libertarian views yield a clearer understanding of the great political principles he articulated so eloquently and that Americans cherish? Are there moral or political lessons to be learned from the lives of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings and the way that historians and the public have attempted to explain their liaison? Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory, and Civic Culture promises an open-ended discussion on the living legacy of slavery and race relations in our national culture.

Martha Jefferson

Martha Jefferson
An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson

by William G. Hyland Jr.

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-02-26
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1442239840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 famed biographer, Dumas Malone—William G. Hyland Jr. captures the charm, sophistication, and grace, as well as a profound sense of history, of this little known and elusive figure who, until now, has been a mere footnote to the story of America’s founding. Hyland brings us a conflicted and honest Martha Jefferson, who endured the Revolution as valiantly as some men—defending her very doorstep from raiding British troops—and presided over the domestic life of the Jeffersons’ “little mountain,” Monticello, during her husband’s long absences and historic rise to power. A revealing and insightful look at an often overlooked American woman, this book provides a unique and previously unexplored understanding of America’s Revolutionary Era, and the men and women upon whose bravery, talent, and resolve our nation was founded.

Jefferson's Children

Jefferson's Children
The Story of One American Family

by Shannon LaNier,Jane Feldman

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2020-12-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0593427033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau). no. 71, 1920

Bureau publication (United States. Children's Bureau). no. 71, 1920
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A Book

by University of Chicago. Center for Children's Books

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson for Kids

Thomas Jefferson for Kids
His Life and Times with 21 Activities

by Brandon Marie Miller

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2011-09
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1569769427
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing heavily from the original letters and papers of Thomas Jefferson and his contemporaries, this resource chronicles the world of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. From his early critiques of the colonial policies of Great Britain and King George III to his governmental roles as the first secretary of state, the minister to France, and the third president of the United States, Jefferson's groundbreaking achievements are described in historical context. The contradictions in Jefferson's character--most notably the fact that he owned 600 slaves in his lifetime despite penning the immortal phrase "all men are created equal"--are also explored, giving kids a full picture of this skilled politician. Creative activities that invite children to experience Jefferson's colonial America include designing a Palladian window, building a simple microscope, painting a "buffalo robe," and dancing a reel.

Subject Guide to Children's Books in Print

Subject Guide to Children's Books in Print
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Identity and the Failure of America

Identity and the Failure of America
From Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror

by John Michael

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 0816651434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Thomas Jefferson to John Rawls, justice has been at the center of America’s self-image and national creed. At the same time, for many of its peoples-from African slaves and European immigrants to women and the poor-the American experience has been defined by injustice: oppression, disenfranchisement, violence, and prejudice. In Identity and the Failure of America, John Michael explores the contradictions between a mythic national identity promising justice to all and the realities of a divided, hierarchical, and frequently iniquitous history and social order. Through a series of insightful readings, Michael analyzes such cultural moments as the epic dramatization of the tension between individual ambition and communal complicity in Moby-Dick, attempts to effect social change through sympathy in the novels of Lydia Marie Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s antislavery activism and Frederick Douglass’s long fight for racial equity, and the divisive figures of John Brown and Nat Turner in American letters and memory. Focusing on exemplary instances when the nature of the United States as an essentially conflicted nation turned to force, Michael ultimately posits the development of a more cosmopolitan American identity, one that is more fully and justly imagined in response to the nation’s ethical failings at home and abroad. John Michael is professor of English and of visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Anxious Intellects: Academic Professionals, Public Intellectuals, and Enlightenment Values and Emerson and Skepticism: The Cipher of the World.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Draw the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson

How to Draw the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Melody S. Mis

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781404229808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to the life, times, and key achievements of Thomas Jefferson while including step-by-step illustrations with easy-to-follow directions that allow readers to draw what they are learning.

Children and Youth in a New Nation

Children and Youth in a New Nation
A Book

by James Marten

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0814757499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Framed in Article II of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution-the need for presidential initiative in administering the law and providing foreign policy leadership, the importance of maintaining congressional control over policymaking, and the imperative to ensure that the president be accountable to the public. Krent’s examination is sweeping, ranging from the president's ability to appoint and remove executive branch officials, to the president's role in proposing and implementing treaties and the power to conduct war, to the extent the president can refuse to turn over information in response to congressional and judicial requests. Finally, Krent addresses the history and purposes of presidential pardons. By drawing on historic and contemporary presidential actions to illustrate his points, Krent reminds us that the president is both an exalted leader with the regalia of power and an American who is and should be accountable to fellow citizens-important considerations as we elect and assess our presidents.

History of Erie County

History of Erie County
A Book

by Henry Perry Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Appendix to the House and Senate Journals of the ... General Assembly of the State of Missouri

Appendix to the House and Senate Journals of the ... General Assembly of the State of Missouri
A Book

by Missouri. General Assembly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1913
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson Travels

Thomas Jefferson Travels
Selected Writings, 1784-1789

by Anthony Brandt

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2006-11-21
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 142620177X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson has inspired countless books that explore his brilliant career, his political philosophy, and his extraordinary accomplishments as a gifted leader. Endlessly inquisitive, he was both a tireless writer and one of the most cosmopolitan men of his age. Yet this collection of Jefferson's reflections on his wide-ranging travels reveals a new side of the man. Eloquent and powerful, Thomas Jefferson's letters and travel diaries from his years abroad as the U.S. minister to France spill onto the pages of this volume in wonderful detail, covering the full range of his interests and passions. Editor Anthony Brandt has sifted through the myriad of writings from this rich period of Jefferson's career to present not only the politician and diplomat but Thomas Jefferson the lover, the father, the farmer, the architect, the man about town, the scientist, the visionary. Jefferson emerges at the end a fully dimensional man, with all his virtues, his flaws, and his extraordinary brilliance fleshed out, standing vividly before us. Thomas Jefferson formulated many of America's highest ideals. Here we see the man himself, and glimpse the world through his eyes.

The Schomburg Center Guide to Black Literature

The Schomburg Center Guide to Black Literature
From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

by Roger M. Valade,Denise Kasinec,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

  • Publisher : Gale Group
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This guide acts as a reference for information on the authors, writings, characters, themes, topics, literary theories and events associated with US and international black literature. There are biographies on nearly 500 novelists, poets, critics, playwrights, essayists and historians, as well as synopses of nearly 500 works. It contains 1300 entries, arranged alphabetically and ranging in length from one paragraph to four pages. Other features of the text include: a foreward providing an overview of the history and current status of black literature; a chronology listing birth and death dates of major authors and publication dates of major works; and a subject index.

Research in Education

Research in Education
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Statistical Journal of Economic Security in Kentucky

Statistical Journal of Economic Security in Kentucky
A Book

by Kentucky. Dept. of Economic Security. Research and Statisitcs Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bulletin of the National Conference of Charities and Correction

Bulletin of the National Conference of Charities and Correction
A Book

by National Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Architect of the Declaration of Independence

by Andrew Coddington

  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1502619253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This founding father was the principal author of the document that would free the United States from Great Britain. He became one of the most influential presidents of the new nation. In this text, Jefferson’s life and his greatest works are examined alongside the important historical events that influenced him. Students will analyze Jefferson’s writings in order to understand their contemporary influence as well as their lasting influence today.