By M. Andrew Holowchak
A penetrating serious viewpoint at the query of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that might make you reconsider contemporary traditional wisdom.
It is authorized by way of so much students that Jefferson had a long affair together with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at the least certainly one of her teenagers, a end in accordance with a 1998 DNA examine released in Nature and at the paintings of historian Annette Gordon-Reed. Framing a Legend argues compellingly that the DNA facts is inconclusive and that there are awesome flaws within the prime ancient scholarship purporting to teach one of these liaison.
Author M. Andrew Holowchak critically examines recognized books via Fawn Brodie, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Andrew Burstein, labeling their perspectives as "three renowned spins." He then delves into what we all know approximately Thomas Jefferson's personality, exhibiting that the old proof don't recommend any romantic curiosity on Jefferson's half in his girl slaves. Turning to the genetic proof, Holowchak issues out that, notwithstanding DNA research shows the presence of a Y-chromosome from a few Jefferson male within the Hemings relatives line, it really is unwarranted to finish that this should have come from Thomas Jefferson.
Finally, he discusses Jefferson's racial attitudes and says that they argue opposed to any liaison with Sally Hemings.
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