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The Resource Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America, Catherine Kerrison

Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America, Catherine Kerrison

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Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America
Title
Jefferson's daughters
Title remainder
three sisters, white and black, in a young America
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Kerrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 received 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 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, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique 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." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1953-
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Kerrison, Catherine
Dewey number
973.4/60922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.25
LC item number
.K47 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson
  • Eppes, Maria
  • Hemings, Harriet
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Women
  • Women
  • Presidents
  • Large type books
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Target audience
adult
Label
Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America, Catherine Kerrison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: [553]-580 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Monticello -- To Paris -- School life -- Families reunited -- Transitions -- Becoming America again -- A Virginia wife -- Harriet's Monticello -- An enlightened household -- Departure -- Passing -- Legacies
Control code
ocn986236598
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, [6], 759 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525524380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)986236598
Label
Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America, Catherine Kerrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: [553]-580 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First Monticello -- To Paris -- School life -- Families reunited -- Transitions -- Becoming America again -- A Virginia wife -- Harriet's Monticello -- An enlightened household -- Departure -- Passing -- Legacies
Control code
ocn986236598
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, [6], 759 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525524380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)986236598

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