Three Sisters, White and Black, in A Young AmericaeBook - 2018
--salonnie?res Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slaveryb7sapparently 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 Americab7sand on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Random House Inc 2018
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)
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