Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: OF COURSE HE DID IT!

Glenn Ricketts

Have a look at Peter Wood's CHE post this week, where he reviews a new scholarly compendium on the relationship beteen Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings. It's a controversial topic, of course, but I'm beginning to wonder if there's anything you can discuss at CHE that doesn't induce terminal apoplexy in many respondents. If you liked the shrieking that Peter's recent post on Climate Thuggery generated, check out the discussion thread here. According to one poster, even mentioning that the authors of the book have doubts about Jefferson's guilt is equivalent to Holocaust denial, banning Darwin, anti-semitism and global warming denial (can't get away from that one, can we?). Wow.

 

 

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