Sally Hemings Bibliography


Query From Lauren Coodley laurenil@napanet.net 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.

Responses:

Gordon-Reed, Annette _Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy_ (U of Virginia Press, 1997).

Other Suggestions:

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)