The Road Not Taken: The Decision of Sally Hemings

This is the story of Thomas Jefferson’s intimate relationship with his black slave Sally Hemings that resulted in his fathering seven children with her and requiring that he overcome both his rabid fear of physical contact with black skin and his strong conviction that mating of white with black people was unacceptable because it diluted superior white qualities. More

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Words: 137,020
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452487281
About William Robinson

Professor Emeritus of Stanford University lives in Northern California with wife and daughter.


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