Query From Lauren Coodley firstname.lastname@example.org 03 Nov 1997
...Recently some of my students challenged me to disprove a colleague's claim that the Thomas Jefferson/Sally Hemings relationship has never been authenticated. Within the subfield of "women's history," this has been a fairly accepted "fact," since Fawn Brody and later Barbara Chase-Riboud's book. I would very much appreciate any data from list members, so that I can provide it to my students or discover that I've been wrong all these years.
Gordon-Reed, Annette _Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy_ (U of Virginia Press, 1997).
Check the web site http://womenshistory.miningco.com
Check the web site http://www.monticello.org/Matters/people/hemings-jefferson_contro.html
See survey of the Hemings/Jefferson issue in Nov. 1997's issue of _American Heritage_ magazine
See the Merchant-Ivory production of "Jefferson in Paris" (starring Nick Nolte and Gwynneth Paltrow)