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A painstaking exploration of a sprawling multi-generation slave family that casts provocative new light on the relationship between Sally Hemings and her master, Thomas Jefferson.
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
In the mids the English captain of a trading ship that made runs between England and the Virginia colony fathered a child by an enslaved woman living near Williamsburg. The hemignses, whose name is unknown and who is believed to have been born in Africa, was owned by the Eppeses, a prominent Virginia family. The captain, whose surname was Hemings, and the woman had a daughter. They named her Elizabeth. Annette Gordon-Reed’s “riveting history” of the Hemings family, whose story comes to vivid life in this brilliantly researched and deeply moving work.
An American Controversy, unearths startling new information about the Hemingses, Jefferson, and his white family. The Hemingses as a whole take their rightful place in the narrative of the family’s extraordinary engagement with one of history’s most important figures.
Not only do we meet Elizabeth Hemings, the family matriarch and mother to twelve children, six by John Wayles, a poor English immigrant who rose to great wealth in od Virginia colony, but we follow the Hemings family as they become the property of Jefferson through his marriage to Martha Wayles.
The Hemings-Wayles children, siblings to Martha, played pivotal roles in the life at Jefferson’s estate. We follow the Hemingses to Paris, where James Hemings trained as a chef in one of the most prestigious montice,lo in France and where Sally arrived as a fourteen-year-old chaperone for Jefferson’s daughter Polly; to Philadelphia, where James Hemings acted as the major domo to the newly appointed secretary of state; to Charlottesville, where Monticel,o Hemings lived with her partner, a prosperous white merchant who left her and their children a home and property; to Richmond, where Robert Hemings engineered a plan for his freedom; and finally to Monticello, that iconic home on the mountain, from where most of Jefferson’s slaves, many of them Hemings family members, were sold hemingsses auction six months after his death in It is a remarkable achievement.
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