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  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 disappointment As a history of these three women there is plenty of source material upon which to track the lives of TJ's two surviving whit

  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 direct contact he often had with his daughters particularly Harriet who was bor

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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 slavery apologist in toneThis biography while extremely approachable is heavily and not respectfully edited in respect to chattel slavery This biography includes 2 white women who exploited enslaved peop

  4. says:

    Thomas Jefferson had three daughters two with his wife Martha and one with his slave Sally Hemings Jefferson's Daughters

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    This is a definite must read for those who likes to read history especially American history Ever since I visited Monticello I have been fascinated with Martha Jefferson and Sally Hemmings This book even shared details of Maria Jefferson Thom

  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 bo

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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 Jefferson fa

  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

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    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 create

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    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 logical fallacy So here we have the story of Jefferson's three daughters Martha Maria and H

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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 Were there were any real choices for women Everything rested on their patriarch and marriage was but reuired for Martha Maria and Harriet It turns out that Sally for whom marriage was not an option made the best choice You learn how the education Martha gave her girls who were all but barred from Jefferson s library was of little use to them There is an illusion to the volatility of her husband In the end Jefferson s casual solution to his debt thrust her into poverty Maria is presented as seeking security but to me she sounds spoiled and entitled Kerrison presents letters and records posing that the Eppes Maria s marriage was a husband and wife team but another interpretation is that Eppes was catering to her willfulness With no letters or uotes for Harriet Kerrison pours over Jefferson s Farm Book which lists purchases sales products and slaves births and harvests for clues She visits sites and supposes what Harriet would have experienced thought and felt Thomas Jefferson is aloof from Martha and Maria and according to the lack of a record so from Sally and Harriet He designed Monticello for his convenience and not his family s His educational priorities were music and embroidery for Martha and Maria and spinning for Harriet While Martha eventually moved her family to the plantation she was not involved in managing the Plantation or its finances on which her future and that of their daughters dependedOne story found in snippets tells the sad story of the times After Maria s death her husband before re marriage sired a shadow family with Betsy Hemmings p 165 who was a wedding gift of Jefferson in 1797 p320 He is buried alongside Betsy p 166 Martha Randolf Jefferson on her death bed p 310 tells her children to allow Betsy Sally and another to essentially live in peace ie not disclose the Jefferson linkThis book must include every snatch of the original material that remains available on these three women The tedious detail of this type of research is shown in her description of trying to find a trace of Harriet s life in WashingtonThe book held my interest throughout There are drawings and photos of significant places and several portraits The photos of the HemingsJefferson grandchildren are stunning The index worked for me

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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. 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 disappointment As a history of these three women there is plenty of source material upon which to track the lives of TJ s two surviving white daughters Martha and Marie As for the daughter TJ had with Sally Hemings named Harriet there is virtually nothing of evidentiary value from which to trace her life while living at Monticello and nothing at all after she left TJ s mountain As a discourse on the plight of women of this time period these three could hardly be atypical of women this periodThe book begins in the early married life of Thomas Jefferson and details his relationship with his much beloved wife It details the difficulties his wife had with childbearing and her ultimate death from this hazardous chore of early American women TJ had 3 white daughters but the youngest Lucy did not survive beyond early childhood and died while TJ was in France When TJ went to France he brought his oldest daughter Martha and left his younger daughter with relatives as it was thought she was too young to make such a demanding voyage While in France TJ had Martha enrolled in a convent school where she would be joined by her younger sister a few years later At this school these girls received an education far beyond what was usually experienced by girls in America Also receiving the benefit of learning and experience far beyond the usual was Sally Hemings who was tasked with accompanying young Marie on her trip to join her father in France These three girls were living a life of remarkable advantage that even they probably didn t realize and a good deal of it was documented primarily in letters that have survived It was in France that TJ began his relationship with the very young Sally and it was his promise to her that her children would be freed from slavery at age 21 that induced Sally to voluntarily return to the US instead of remaining in France and claiming her freedom thereUpon TJ s return to the US Martha and Marie assumed the expected life of women in that era and Sally returned to slavery at Monticello but in a much privileged station far easier than that of the other Jefferson slaves Sally had several children by TJ but only one daughter Harriet Harriet also enjoyed a privileged childhood for a girl born in slavery but that changed at age 14 when TJ put her to work in his textile factory The lives of the Martha and Marie are easily tracked but there is nearly no substantial record of Harriet s life beyond what might be mentioned in Jefferson s Farm Book which recorded slave information but only as an accounting record This book recorded the allotment of clothing and food and recorded births deaths etc The lives of Martha and Marie are contrasted with that of their slave sister but here is where the history fails As nothing of substance is known about Harriet the author resorts to assumptions and speculation When such assumptions and speculations are based upon reasonable factual information then this can be acceptable but only up to a point In this book the author has abused the reader s tolerance Harriet s entire adult life as reported by this author is a total fantasy based on almost nothing but the statement of her brother decades after Harriet leaves MonticelloAs promised TJ allowed Sally s children to leave Monticello upon reaching age 21 However because of Virginia legislation TJ did not technically free these children as to do so would have reuired him to admit paternity which he wasn t about to do When Harriet left Monticello TJ gave her 50 and a ticket to Philadelphia Once Harriet boarded the Philadelphia stage all record of her existence ended Harriet s brother Beverely was living in Washington at this time and the author assumes Harriet went there instead of Philadelphia This might be a fair assumption but the author then goes further in constructing a life for Harriet in Washington instead of Philadelphia or some other city Many years later Beverely stated that Harriet had successfully passed for white and married a white man and had a family Beverely however would not reveal Harriet s married name or any other information about his sister The reason for this was because none of Sally s children were technically freed by TJ When Harriet and Beverly left Monticello TJ recorded them as runaway slaves even though he assisted them in their departure Had Harriet been discovered as black she would have been returned to slavery and her children would also have been regarded as slaves as the condition of slavery followed the mother s line Because of this issue it would have been necessary for Harriet to sever all ties with her family Jefferson Monticello or Virginia Harriet would have needed to create and entirely new identity in order protect herself and any children she may have had Harriet left Monticello in 1821 and the Civil War was 40 years in the future so her children were definitely at risk That the author was not able to find any documentary evidence of Harriet in Washington was not surprising What is surprising is to think that Harriet stayed in a city so close to Virginia and its risks of being discovered there At this point in the book the author launches in to a lengthy discussion of race relations the issues involved in passing and the difficulties for women in this period being able to support themselves outside of marriage or as widows This book is well written and there is a lot of interesting information but it seems unfocused The amount of speculation almost makes this book a work of fiction as it relates to Harriet Hemings so it is a poor history The information about the lives of women at this time is interesting but Martha and Marie Jefferson are very poor examples of the women of this time Both these ladies received an elite education and enjoyed the distinction and notoriety of being the daughters of Thomas Jefferson Both of these women then embraced typical domesticity and did nothing with their educations or their lives except to be wives and mothers When TJ died and his debts impoverished the surviving Martha it was only at this point that she realized that her education was wasted on her It seems that TJ the man of the people raised daughters that were snobs and too spoiled and privileged to make a living if they had to That seems to be an issue for this author that women were prevented from making a living and I think that is true but there are other examples of women in this same time that did manage to accomplish things I was surprised that neither Martha nor Marie ever started a school in Virginia for girls but apparently the idea never occurred to them or it was deemed an unacceptable endeavor Sad However to base a discussion on the plight of early 19th century women on the lives of Martha and Marie Jefferson seems woefully incomplete and then to use the unknown life of Harriet Hemings as a platform to discuss slavery race and the perils of trying to pass as white does seem to go a bit too far and stretches credibility to an extreme The Purple Headed Mountain 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. This book is either a biographical history of Thomas Jefferson s three daughters 2 white and 1 black or a commentary on the Blue leader plenty of source material upon which to track the lives of TJ s two surviving white daughters Martha and Marie As for the daughter TJ had with Sally Hemings named Harriet there is virtually nothing of evidentiary value from which to trace her life while living at Monticello and nothing at all after she left TJ s mountain As a discourse on the The Queen Con (The Golden Arrow plight of women of this time The Rite period these three could hardly be atypical of women this Black Popular Culture periodThe book begins in the early married life of Thomas Jefferson and details his relationship with his much beloved wife It details the difficulties his wife had with childbearing and her ultimate death from this hazardous chore of early American women TJ had 3 white daughters but the youngest Lucy did not survive beyond early childhood and died while TJ was in France When TJ went to France he brought his oldest daughter Martha and left his younger daughter with relatives as it was thought she was too young to make such a demanding voyage While in France TJ had Martha enrolled in a convent school where she would be joined by her younger sister a few years later At this school these girls received an education far beyond what was usually experienced by girls in America Also receiving the benefit of learning and experience far beyond the usual was Sally Hemings who was tasked with accompanying young Marie on her trip to join her father in France These three girls were living a life of remarkable advantage that even they HEG (HISTORIA DE ESPAÑA) BACHARELATO AULA 3D: Historia De España. 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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. This is a definite must read for those who likes to read history especially American history Ever since I visited Monticello I have been fascinated with Martha Jefferson and Sally Hemmings This book even shared details of Maria Jefferson Thomas Jefferson s younger daughter whom nothing has been written much about I will admit that it wasn t till this past year that I realized that Thomas Jefferson had 2 daughters since not much was mentioned about Maria I didn t even know he had a third daughter till I read this book This is incredibly fascinating It is a historical research that is packed full of information about the three daughters that I am looking at history with a renewed interest This is not a novel by any means It embraces everything especially the issue of slavery and Jefferson s descendants who were born in slavery but left passing for white This is a heavily researched book on Jefferson and his impact on his daughters the people around him and while the rest of the nation celebrates his heritage as a founding father this book exposes his human flaws in the fact that he doesn t think his daughters have a voice in the new country It is an incredible read and one that I think would appeal to new readers to history as well as those who do research for a living Kerrison did a fine job of tying all the ends together in her research while admitting there is that is left to the ages because she doesn t have all the information What she has here is a great start and definitely information regarding Jefferson s daughters who ensured his comforts in his old age and made sure his legacies continued I personally think this is my favorite book so far on the Jefferson women I am enlightened now as to what his third daughter had endured when she left the plantation to be an independent woman While Harriet still remains shrouded in the veils of history Kerrison did her best to explain what Harriet had to endure as a slave as an unrecognized daughter of Jefferson and what might have happened to her once she left the plantation with her older brother Kerrison also devoted time to that time period where slaves would try to pass for white especially if they were lighter skinned It covers a sensitive subject that still resonates even today 200 years after the Revolution I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who is interested in history