TITLE

The Great Jefferson Taboo

AUTHOR(S)
Brodie, Fawn M.
PUB. DATE
June 1972
SOURCE
American Heritage;Jun1972, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a scandal in the life of United States President Thomas Jefferson regarding his having a family by a slave woman named Sally Hemings. The Sally Hemings story suggests that Jefferson had a whole seraglio of black women and that one of his black mistresses and two of his daughters were sold at a slave auction in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ACCESSION #
22646340

 

Related Articles

  • The real Thomas Jefferson. Sinclair, Abiola // New York Amsterdam News;4/29/95, Vol. 86 Issue 17, p26 

    Profiles former United States President Thomas Jefferson and his attitude towards slaves and in particular, female slaves. Views of Jefferson on the black community in his book `Notes on the State of Virginia'; Information about Jefferson's own slaves; Jefferson's treatment of slaves; Relation...

  • The Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings controversy: Did Jefferson also father children by Sally Hemings' Sister? Randolph, Laura B. // Ebony;Feb1999, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p189 

    Discusses the controversy about the secret relationship of former United States President Thomas Jefferson with slave Sally Hemings. Comments from Robert Golden, president of Woodson Family Association; Participation of white male Jefferson descendants and other male descendants of Hemings in...

  • Jefferson unveiled. Roach, Ronald // Black Issues in Higher Education;11/26/1998, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p22 

    Discusses the possible impact of the proof that Thomas Jefferson fathered a child by Sally Hemings, on the discipline of American history. DNA testing which conclusively proved that Jefferson had a sexual relationship with a slave; Efforts of white scholars to defend Jefferson against the...

  • DOUBTS ABOUT JEFFERSON AND HEMINGS.  // American Heritage;Feb/Mar2002, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p13 

    Cites the arguments concerning the paternity of the Thomas Jefferson on the last child of his slave Sally Hemings in the United States. Origin of the issue; Effort of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society to prove the case; Concern on the interracial sexual relations under slavery.

  • Jefferson Was Right. Buckley Jr., William F. // National Review;12/7/1998, Vol. 50 Issue 23, p74 

    The article examines the political and social implications of evidence that former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave Sally Hemings. The story was told on National Public Radio by geneticist Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. It is...

  • Like Father, Like Son.  // Cortlandt Forum;02/25/99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p217 

    Focuses on former United States President Thomas Jefferson fathering a son by Sally Hemings, one of his slaves, while being an accomodationist on the slavery issue in his time. Use of DNA testing to end the debate of Jefferson's fathering of a child; Lines in Jefferson's correspondence that are...

  • A Shadowy American Love Story. Santoro, Gene // American History;Feb2009, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p19 

    An interview with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings," is presented. She first became interested in U.S. President Thomas Jefferson when she was in the third grade. Other topics include her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" and her work...

  • Potomac Fever. Ramirez, Jessica // Newsweek;10/16/2006, Vol. 148 Issue 16, p36 

    The article presents a timeline of sex scandals involving U.S. politicians, covering scandals from 1802-2004. In 1802, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson was accused of fathering children with Sally Hemings, his slave. In 2004, it was discovered that New Jersey governor James McGreevey was having...

  • Potomac Fever. Ramirez, Jessica // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);10/16/2006 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 148 Issue 16, p30 

    The article presents a timeline of sex scandals involving U.S. politicians, covering scandals from 1802-2004. In 1802, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson was accused of fathering children with Sally Hemings, his slave. In 2004, it was discovered that New Jersey governor James McGreevey was having...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics