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Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America / Catherine Kerrison.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 973.46 KER JEF (Text) 34207002148378 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 973.4 KER (Text) 33187004340598 Nonfiction Checked out 06/07/2018
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 973.46 KERRISON (Text) 32826014127476 New Books Checked out 05/30/2018
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 973.46 KER (Text) 36626103906053 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 06/08/2018
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  • ISBN: 9781101886243
  • ISBN: 1101886242
  • Physical Description: xi, 425 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-402) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
First Monticello -- To Paris -- School life -- Families reunited -- Transitions -- Becoming American again -- A Virginia wife -- Harriet's Monticello -- An enlightened household -- Departure -- Passing -- Legacies.
Summary, etc.:
"Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonnières are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery--apparently 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 America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Randolph, Martha Jefferson, 1772-1836.
Eppes, Maria, 1778-1804.
Hemings, Harriet, 1801-
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Family.
Women > United States > History > 18th century.
Women > United States > History > 19th century.
Presidents > United States > Family > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Women.
HISTORY > United States > 19th Century.
Genre: Biographies.

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