Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (Hardcover)

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It is accepted by most scholars that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with his slave Sally Hemings, and fathered at least one of her children. This conclusion is based upon a 1998 DNA study and the work of historian Annette Gordon-Reed. This book argues compellingly that the DNA evidence is inconclusive and that there are remarkable flaws in the historical scholarship which purports to show such a liaison.

About the Author


M. Andrew Holowchak (Lindenwold, NJ) is assistant professor of philosophy at Rider University. He is the author of "Dutiful Correspondent: Philosophical Essays on Thomas Jefferson," seventeen other books on philosophy, critical thinking, and psychoanalysis, and numerous articles in scholarly journals.

Praise For…


"Framing a Legend will be regarded as a monumental work in American history. It is brilliant, illuminating, and refreshing. Dr. Holowchak meticulously illustrates serious flaws in the ‘immorality of agenda-driven scholarship’ of popular scholars. This well-written volume is a must-read for all lovers of history."
—Cynthia Burton, author of Jefferson Vindicated

"A superb work that demonstrates its argument beyond question and, along the way, should mortify defenders of the Jefferson-Hemings thesis for their slipshod and even dishonest work."
—Forrest McDonald, distinguished professor of history emeritus, University of Alabama

Product Details
ISBN: 9781616147297
ISBN-10: 1616147296
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: April 16th, 2013
Pages: 296
Language: English