When a saint becomes a sinner

Ellis, Joseph J.
November 1998
U.S. News & World Report;11/09/98, Vol. 125 Issue 18, p67
Discusses the implications of the discovery that Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave, Sally Hemings. Hemings' son Eston; Why the discovery makes a difference; Fondness of President Bill Clinton for Jefferson; Response to the discovery from the scholarly world; Popular perceptions about Jefferson; Building of the Jefferson Memorial in 1943; The mythological Jefferson; Jefferson's legacy and this tragic romance.


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