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The Jefferson-Hemings controversy : report of the Scholars Commission, edited by Robert F. Turner

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The Jefferson-Hemings controversy : report of the Scholars Commission
Title
The Jefferson-Hemings controversy
Title remainder
report of the Scholars Commission
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert F. Turner
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 2000, the newly formed Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society asked a group of more than a dozen senior scholars from across the country to carefully examine all of the evidence for and against the allegations that Thomas Jefferson fathered one or more children by Sally Hemings, one of his slaves, and to issue a public report. In April 2001, after a year of study, the Scholars Commission issued the most detailed report to date on the issue. With but a single mild dissent, the views of the distinguished panel ranged from "serious skepticism" to a conviction that the allegation was "almost certainly false." This volume, edited by Scholars Commission Chairman Robert F. Turner, includes the "Final Report"?essentially a summary of arguments and conclusions?as it was released to the press on April 12, 2001. However, several of the statements of individual views?which collectively total several hundred carefully footnoted pages and constitute the bulk of the book?have been updated and expanded to reflect new insights or evidence since the report was initially released." -- from publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Matter.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turner, Robert F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
Label
The Jefferson-Hemings controversy : report of the Scholars Commission, edited by Robert F. Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • physical resemblance of some of Sally Hemings' children to Thomas Jefferson
  • Reassessing the oral tradition of Sally Hemings' descendants
  • Miscellaneous arguments said to support Thomas Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children
  • Revisionist arguments reconsidered : evidence too quickly dismissed?
  • The
  • "silent dogs" and other issues ignored by most revisionist scholars
  • Individual views of Jean M. Yarborough, Charles Kessler, and Professor Harvey C. Mansfield
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : case closed?
  • Individual views of professor Robert H. Ferrell
  • The
  • Understanding the DNA evidence linking Eston Hemings to Thomas Jefferson's cousins
  • Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings myth and the politicization of American history
  • Individual views of professor Forrest McDonald
  • Does the DNA analysis establish Thomas Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children?
  • Thomas Jefferson : brother's keeper
  • Minority views of Professor Paul A. Rahe
  • Editor's postscript : reactions to the Scholars Commission report
  • The
  • enigmatic Sally Hemings : so few facts, so much fantasy and speculation
  • James Thomson Callender and the origins of the 1802 Jefferson-Hemings scandal
  • Madison Hemings' 1873 "memoir" in the Pike County Republican
  • Thomas Jefferson's visitation patterns to Monticello and their correlation with Sally Hemings' conceptions
  • "Extraordinary privileges" for Sally Hemings and her children
  • The
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 412 p.
Isbn
9780890890851
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
  • 20100315 51
  • 20100315 51
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)149077465
Label
The Jefferson-Hemings controversy : report of the Scholars Commission, edited by Robert F. Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • physical resemblance of some of Sally Hemings' children to Thomas Jefferson
  • Reassessing the oral tradition of Sally Hemings' descendants
  • Miscellaneous arguments said to support Thomas Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children
  • Revisionist arguments reconsidered : evidence too quickly dismissed?
  • The
  • "silent dogs" and other issues ignored by most revisionist scholars
  • Individual views of Jean M. Yarborough, Charles Kessler, and Professor Harvey C. Mansfield
  • Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : case closed?
  • Individual views of professor Robert H. Ferrell
  • The
  • Understanding the DNA evidence linking Eston Hemings to Thomas Jefferson's cousins
  • Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemings myth and the politicization of American history
  • Individual views of professor Forrest McDonald
  • Does the DNA analysis establish Thomas Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children?
  • Thomas Jefferson : brother's keeper
  • Minority views of Professor Paul A. Rahe
  • Editor's postscript : reactions to the Scholars Commission report
  • The
  • enigmatic Sally Hemings : so few facts, so much fantasy and speculation
  • James Thomson Callender and the origins of the 1802 Jefferson-Hemings scandal
  • Madison Hemings' 1873 "memoir" in the Pike County Republican
  • Thomas Jefferson's visitation patterns to Monticello and their correlation with Sally Hemings' conceptions
  • "Extraordinary privileges" for Sally Hemings and her children
  • The
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 412 p.
Isbn
9780890890851
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
  • 20100315 51
  • 20100315 51
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)149077465

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