The Legend of Sally Hemings

Belz, Herman
June 2012
Academic Questions;Jun2012, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p218
Academic Journal
The article presents various views on the claim that enslaved woman Sally Hemings was the mother of several children of former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. It mentions Annette Gordon-Reed's study entitled "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy," which contends that the allegation was baseless and unbelievable. It also cites an article published within the "William and Mary Quarterly," which favors the so-called Jefferson paternity claim


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