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Sally Hemings : a novel [electronic resource] / Barbara Chase-Riboud.

Chase-Riboud, Barbara. (Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781569766798 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1569766797 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press, 2009.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Summary, etc.:
Bringing to life one of the greatest and most controversial love stories, this fictional account reveals the beautiful and elusive Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's mistress for 38 years whom he loved and lived with until he died. Adding to the scandal, she was a quadroon slave and Jefferson fathered a slave family whose descendants are alive today. In this novel, Jefferson and his mistress are fully realized, as are many of the other personages of the early Republic Aaron Burr, Dolly and James Madison, John and Abigail Adams, and Sally's mother Elizabeth, who was Jefferson's father-in-laws mistress. This brilliant and highly acclaimed novel is a contemporary masterpiece poignant, tragic, and unforgettable meditation on the history of race and sex in America.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Hemings, Sally > Fiction.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Relations with women > Fiction.
Presidents > United States > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Mistresses > Fiction.
Electronic books.
Virginia > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.

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