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Jefferson's Sons

A Founding Father's Secret Children
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Jefferson's Sons
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A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.
Authors: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Title: Jefferson's sons
a founding father's secret children
Statement of Responsibility: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011
Branch Call Number: J BRADLEY
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.
Subject Headings: Virginia History 1775-1865 Fiction Monticello (Va.) Fiction African Americans Fiction Slavery Fiction Hemings, Sally Fiction Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Fiction Hemings, Sally Juvenile fiction Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: African Americans
Slavery
ISBN: 0803734999 (hardcover)
9780803734999 (hardcover)
LCCN: 2010049650
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A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, including two who were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings. Ages 8-12


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May 02, 2014
  • PrairieStar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book gives you a good feel for what it must have been like to have been Jefferson's enslaved sons, 7/8 white, bearing his features, living at Monticello in the slave quarters and serving dinner to his guests.

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