Sally Hemings. Parini enjoyed a recent novel, "Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings," by Stephen O’Connor. In 1979, Barbara Chase-Riboud’s best-selling "Sally Hemings" infuriated historians and.

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At the core of O’Connor’s Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings lies a conundrum: How could the author of five words that shook the world — all men are created equal — keep his lover enslaved for.

It’s a masterpiece of visual storytelling. "Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings" by Stephen O’Connor (Viking). This stunning novel, published in April, re-imagines the torturous relationship.

Karen is writing a term paper on Thomas Jefferson, which sends Simone into a tizzy of delight, for she is a Hemings, an illegitimate descendant of our third president and Sally Hemings, his slave and.

A couple of readers wrote to me, and many more weighed in vociferously in the comments and on Twitter, about an online review of the new book Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, by Stephen.

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Sally Hemings. Parini enjoyed a recent novel, "Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings," by Stephen O’Connor. In 1979, Barbara Chase-Riboud’s best-selling "Sally Hemings" infuriated historians and.

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings,” by Stephen O’Connor (Viking). This stunning novel, published in April, re-imagines the torturous relationship between Jefferson and the enslaved Hemings, his.

Sally Hemings. Parini enjoyed a recent novel, “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings,” by Stephen O’Connor. In 1979, Barbara Chase-Riboud’s best-selling “Sally Hemings” infuriated historians and.

Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed made the most detailed scholarly case for the relationship between Jefferson and Hemings in her book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy.

“Washington” won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2011, “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings” by Stephen O’Connor (Viking). This stunning novel, published in April, re-imagines the torturous.

As you might well expect, Stephen O’Connor’s debut novel, “Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings,” is prompting raves as well as creating a furor of outrage in reviews, tweets and online comments.

It had been believed for more than a decade that former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson fathered his slave Sally Hemings’s youngest son, Eston. But DNA evidence that showed a Jefferson male fathered.

The slave in question was, of course, Sally Hemings, whom Callender identified only by her first name. ‘Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings’ reimagines his illicit affair Historians have long.

In my Freedom’s Journal column last week here in The Philadelphia Tribune, I exposed the lie about President George Washington’s supposed wooden teeth and disclosed the truth about them having been.

“Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings” by Stephen O’Connor (Viking). I have written about this book before, so I won’t belabor the issue, but this book is an extraordinary work of imagination — it.