Exploring "Thomas Jefferson, his slave and mistress Sally Hemings, their descendants, and the mysterious power of race," the site offers sections such as View the Jefferson-Hemings story, Is It True?, The Jefferson Enigma, The Slaves' Story, Mixed Race America, quiz, chronology, teacher's guide, tapes and transcripts, and more.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: May 09, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 16, 2014
Submitter: Carol Schneebeck
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
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Discussion for Jefferson's Blood
4 years ago
Philip Gould (Faculty)
The up to date information on the Jefferson-Hemings issue presents numerous sides to the question and would be beneficial to instructors in survey level classes. In addition, for upper division instructors, information is presented linking this controversy and its historiography to what Barbara Tuchman called, "the practice of history."
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