Jefferson's Sons

A Founding Father's Secret Children
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100024008
Released: Sep 13, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307942340
Narrator/s: Adenrele Ojo
Publisher: Listening Library
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What does it mean when the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is your father and also your slave master? Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment-better work, better shoes, even violin lessons-but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society-and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal? Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves-Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family-these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Thomas Jefferson's invisible offspring.

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Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2011

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CD
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Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number DD0343
Released: Sep 13, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780307942319
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Product Number EB00386128
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101529454

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