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Sally Hemings: a novel

Sally Hemings: a novel

Chase-Riboud, Barbara, author

One of the greatest love stories in American history is also one of the most controversial. Thomas Jefferson had a mistress for 38 years whom he loved and lived with until he died - the beautiful and elusive Sally Hemings. But it was not simply that Jefferson had a mistress that provoked such a scandal in both his time and ours. It was that Sally Hemings was a quadroon slave and that Jefferson fathered a slave family whose descendants are alive today

Book. English. Historical. Historical fiction.
Published Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Review Press, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Barbara Chase-Riboud
ISBN: 1556529457, 9781556529450
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-348).
Note: "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
Note: Originally published: New York: Viking Press, 1979.
Physical Description: 371 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Mistresses Fiction.; Hemings, Sally Fiction.; Women slaves Fiction.; Virginia Fiction.; African American women Fiction.; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Fiction.; Presidents United States Fiction.