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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572493038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572493032
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Lynn on August 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL: THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE SALLY STORY
REBECCA L. MCMURRY AND JAMES F. MCMURRY, JR.
WHITE MANE PUBLISHING, 2002
QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $19.95, 204 PAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX

This book is a long awaited and well researched expose of the Martha Jefferson-Sally Hemings half-sister legend. It is a favorite claim of the paternity students that John Wayles, father of Martha Jefferson, also was the father of Sally Hemings. Although no interaction between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has ever been shown, the Wayles legend is grounds for the argument that Jefferson must have been attracted to Hemings because she was his dead wife's sister. The legend must be taken on faith because the only reference to it is an 1805 newspaper article, appearing more than thirty years after Wayles' death.

The rumors and political slandering of Thomas Jefferson began with early political enemies of Jefferson, some fired from office or denied office due to malfeasance orusuitability. The scandalmonger reporter, James T. Callender, was most notorious for his campaign lies that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings. These slandering efforts were continued by Samuel Wetmore in the now famous Madison Hemings interview in Pike County, Ohio. The authors carefully examine the inaccuracies in these newspapers stories and demonstrate the fallacy in relying on them as an historical basis that Thomas Jefferson was the father of any of the children of Sally Hemings.

Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard
Orlando, Florida
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Zika TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 21, 2014
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Anatomy of a Scandal: Thomas Jefferson & the Sally Story - by Rebecca L. McMurry, James F. McMurry, Jr., and David N. Mayer

Through research with new sources and technology, the McMurrys seek out the origins and the historical development of the longest running presidential scandal in American history.

Anatomy of a Scandal is the definitive study of the oldest scandal in American presidential history. Drawing on their experience and skills as medical practitioners and amateur genealogists, Rebecca and James McMurry make a compelling argument against the allegation that Sally Hemings was the slave lover of Thomas Jefferson. The authors meticulously sift through the DNA evidence, social and political histories and genealogical documentation in their research to arrive at the conclusion that the Jefferson-Hemings paternity claim is likely a fabrication of Jefferson's political enemies and jealous relatives.

The claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello, entered the public arena during Jefferson's first term as president, and it has remained a subject of discussion and disagreement for two centuries. Based on documentary, scientific, statistical, and oral history evidence, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (TJF) Research Committee Report on Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings (January 2000) remains the most comprehensive analysis of this historical topic. Ten years later, TJF and most historians believe that, years after his wife's death, Thomas Jefferson was the father of the six children of Sally Hemings mentioned in Jefferson's records, including Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings.

Historical Background:

In September 1802, political journalist James T.
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26 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Herbert Barger on April 27, 2002
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An outstanding and well researched expose of the Martha Jefferson-Sally Hemings half-sister myth. The rumors and political slandering of Thomas Jefferson began with early political enemies of Jefferson, some fired from office or denied office due to malfeasance or unsuitability for government office. The notorius scandalmonger reporter, James T. Callender, continued the "Campaign Lies", (the Tom Woodson charge was exposed by there being NO Jefferson/Woodson DNA match), and these slandering efforts were carried out by Samuel Wetmore in the Madison Hemings interview in Pike Co, Ohio. Many of the statements contained in this interview have been exposed as being very doubtful under close and minute research.
Recent evaluations of these misleading findings of the Jefferson-Hemings DNA Study of 1998 and the resultant sensationalist media coverage, would lead one to believe that Thomas Jefferson is guilty of fathering Hemings children. Nothing could be further from the truth as reported in the Jefferson Scholars Commission Report, a blue ribbon panel of thirteen prominent professors, released April 12, 2001. The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society has links to the full S.C. report.
The authors have long researched all the material and have personally visited many of the covered sites. There are many excellent references cited and for all who wish to keep current on the Jefferson-Hemings controversy should read this book and also the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society book, "The Jefferson-Hemings Myth, An American Travesty."
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While the Authors did an excellent job of research and gathering their facts and material, they did a very poor job of presenting their facts, conclusions and material. The book is hard to read and follow. It just does not have a good flow to it and jumps from one thing to another one page after another. They write and hold your attention, then completely jump to another subject in the next paragraph on something completely different,leaving you hanging in the air most of the time. A person has a hard job of following their arguements. The presentation is just very poorly done. I agree with the conclusions. Too bad their material and facts could not have been better presented and well written. I hope some one will write a book on the subject where the facts and material flow in a order that is easy to follow.
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