The Resource Jefferson's daughters : Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America., Catherine Kerrison, (downloadable audiobook)

Jefferson's daughters : Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America., Catherine Kerrison, (downloadable audiobook)

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Jefferson's daughters : Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America.
Title
Jefferson's daughters
Title remainder
Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America.
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Catherine Kerrison
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Language
eng
Summary
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 received 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 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, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique 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
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Kerrison, Catherine
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Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
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  • Gilbert, Tavia
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
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adult
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Jefferson's daughters : Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America., Catherine Kerrison, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3241466
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
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1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525492450
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(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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DF1F0154-74D6-4730-81CB-15570E4DCF03
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
Jefferson's daughters : Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America., Catherine Kerrison, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3241466
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
DF1F0154-74D6-4730-81CB-15570E4DCF03
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525492450
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
DF1F0154-74D6-4730-81CB-15570E4DCF03
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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