Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed, Review

Annette Gordon-Reed’s phenomenal work on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings unintentionally laid to rest the contentious issue over the nature of their relationship. Sally Hemings was one of Jefferson’s slaves, inherited from his marriage to Martha Wayles, and in her book, Gordon-Reed makes a very strong argument in favour of Jefferson having … More Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed, Review