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  • Hardcover
  • 425
  • Jefferson's Daughters Three Sisters White and Black in a Young America
  • Catherine Kerrison
  • English
  • 16 May 2019
  • 9781101886243

10 thoughts on “Jefferson's Daughters Three Sisters White and Black in a Young America

  1. says:

    This book is either a biographical history of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters 2 white and 1 black or a commentary on the plight of women in the late 18th century and early 19th Whatever it is it's a disappointm

  2. says:

    Catherine Kerrison has a difficult task in this book She wants to tell us about the three daughters that Founding Father Thomas Jefferson raised to adulthood I say raised because as you continue reading you discover just how little d

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    I can not reccommend this book In fact I'm somewhat shocked this was even printed in 2018 The information included is dated inaccurate and slav

  4. says:

    Thomas Jefferson had three daughters two with his wife Martha and one with his slave Sally Hemings Jefferson's Daughters looks at how the daughters were raised their education upbringing expectations and how they f

  5. says:

    This is a definite must read for those who likes to read history especially American history Ever since I visit

  6. says:

    A well written biography of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters Martha Maria and Harriet the first two born to his wife the third born

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    I read this book slowly as I wanted time to research a few items that I'd read OMG The author outdid herself This has to be one of the best researched novels of Jefferson's daughters If you've read First Daughter then this book is a MUST read You will gain insights that you would not have even thought of prior to reading this story It's a standalone novel you do not need to do prior reading but it does help you understand the Jef

  8. says:

    Great history story regarding Jefferson's daughters and his life Much history on the white daughters speculation on the black daughter but at any rate I enjoyed the story Audio Version

  9. says:

    Catherine Kerrison tells the stories of Martha Jefferson Randolf Maria Jefferson Eppes and Harriet Hemings Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters who survived to adulthood Their lives show that when their father declared all men created eual he meant literally menAfter losing his wife Jefferson accepted an appointment to r

  10. says:

    Too longIt is rare that I declare a book too long but this book is indeed too long While it started off very well and was completely captivating the last third of the book ended in endless repetition That's got to be some sort of logi

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Jefferson's Daughters Three Sisters White and Black in a Young America

They were in their teens as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families She has interviewed Hemings family descendants and with their cooperation initiating DNA testing and searched for possible descendants of Harriet HemingsThe eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a uniue vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers Catherine Kerrison tells the stories of Martha Jefferson Randolf Maria Jefferson Eppes and Harriet Hemings Thomas Jefferson s three daughters who survived to adulthood Their lives show that when their father declared all men created eual he meant literally menAfter losing his wife Jefferson accepted an appointment to represent the new nation in Paris Martha went with him and enjoyed the convent school she attended She made lifelong friends and experienced female leadership and a curriculum usually reserved for men Maria when called to join them put up resistance as she did with her studies harpsichord practice letter writing and There is no record of how her 14 year old auntslave Sally Hemings who accompanied her felt about the tripWith little guidance from their father or anyone else teenage Martha Maria and Sally had to make choices for the woman they would become Sally s daughter s Harriet s choices came later and she seems to have had some practical preparation

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Ed a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonnières are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative Once they returned home however the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America Harriet Hemings followed a different path She escaped slavery apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself Leaving Monticello behind she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future For this groundbreaking triple biography Kerrison has uncovered never before published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when A well written biography of Thomas Jefferson s three daughters Martha Maria and Harriet the first two born to his wife the third born to his slave Sally Hemings Martha has already been the subject of a full length biography but Maria who died as a young woman and Harriet who disappeared into obscurity after being freed have been given less attention Much of the book is devoted to bringing the latter two out of the shadows Kerrison looks at Maria who has suffered in comparison with her accomplished sister in her own light and attempts to reconstruct Harriet s post slavery life I recommend it

Summary Jefferson's Daughters Three Sisters White and Black in a Young America

The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters two white and free one black and enslaved and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America Thomas Jefferson had three daughters Martha and Maria by his wife Martha Wayles Jefferson and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings In Jefferson's Daughters Catherine Kerrison a scholar of early American and women's history recounts the remarkable journey of these three women and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution Although the three women shared a father the similarities end there Martha and Maria receiv Catherine Kerrison has a difficult task in this book She wants to tell us about the three daughters that Founding Father Thomas Jefferson raised to adulthood I say raised because as you continue reading you discover just how little direct contact he often had with his daughters particularly Harriet who was born into slavery via her mother Sally Hemings Hemings had been promised freedom for her children when they turned 21 years old but Jefferson s gendered attitudes and belief in racial ineualities resulted in her never being given legal documents to protect her freed status Instead Harriet had to pass as white and thus disappeared from historical records to protect herself and her children Kerrison has a good chapter walking us through her look into every type of record she could to try and find out what happened to Harriet and it is a good example for wouldbe historians to understand History is not easy to construct if one is not of the most privileged group While there i


About the Author: Catherine Kerrison

Catherine Kerrison is an associate professor of history at Villanova University in Villanova Pennsylvania where she teaches courses in colonial and revolutionary America and women's and gender history She holds a PhD in American history from the College of William and Mary Her first book “Claiming the Pen Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South” Cornell won the Outstandi