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Author Hyland, William G.
Title In defense of Thomas Jefferson : the Sally Hemings sex scandal / William G. Hyland Jr.
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
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 Floor2 Best Sellers  E332.2 .H95 2009    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 292 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-278) and index.
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.
Summary Destroys the myth that Thomas Jefferson had a relationship with his slave Sally Heming and concludes that Jefferson's younger brother, Randolph, is the most likely candidate to have fathered Hemings's children.
Subject Hemings, Sally.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with women.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with slaves.
Hemings family.
Jefferson family.
ISBN 0312561008 (alk. paper)
9780312561000 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 276335010