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The Resource Mongrel nation : the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Clarence E. Walker

Mongrel nation : the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Clarence E. Walker

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Mongrel nation : the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Title
Mongrel nation
Title remainder
the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Statement of responsibility
Clarence E. Walker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Jefferson s heroic stature as an Enlightenment archetype, author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president has always made his positions on race particularly troubling in a nation that wants to think of itself as just and equitable and also racially pure. Historian Walker uses the contradictions between Jefferson s writings on race and his 38-year relationship with his slave Sally Hemings as a prism through which to view the complexities of American race relations. In the first part of this slim volume, Walker argues that Jefferson and Hemings are rightly the "founding parents" of the nation, signifying the racial mixture of America from its early years. In the second part, Walker examines the heated debate pre- and post-DNA testing in 1998 that confirmed Jefferson DNA in Hemings offspring. So powerful has been the notion of a pure white origin for the nation and its founders that even scholars have gone to great lengths to deny that Jefferson, like so many other powerful white men, was "in the closet" in terms of interracial sexual relations, forced or consensual. Walker maintains that unless the nation can fully recognize the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, it can never have a true s
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312068
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DLC
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Walker, Clarence E
Dewey number
306.84/60973
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Miscegenation
  • Racially mixed people
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • United States
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the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Label
Mongrel nation : the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Clarence E. Walker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [101]-122) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 128 pages
Isbn
9780813927770
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008024042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn231745527
  • OCoLC
Label
Mongrel nation : the America begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Clarence E. Walker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [101]-122) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 128 pages
Isbn
9780813927770
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008024042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn231745527
  • OCoLC

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