"What a thorough assessment of the fascinating historical question of whether Thomas Jefferson fathered a child by a slave. This book considers Sally Hemings' fertility cycle, Jefferson's travels; apparently, every 'conceivable' angle is covered. Who says that self-published books can't be as scholarly as university press tomes?" --George Brosi, Editor, Appalachian Heritage
"Burton provides credibility and persuasion for her 'vindication' of Jefferson through detailed research and reasoning...[she] has done an admirable job of bringing balance to the discussion." --Dave Caddell, Reviewer, Rutherford Institute, Oldspeak
About the Author
Cynthia Burton has a rich family history in early Albemarle County, Virginia and has been studying the historic neighborhood and its inhabitants for 35 years. She is a professional researcher, veteran genealogist, and she is an authority on Jefferson's private life, his brother Randolph Jefferson, and the enslaved community at Monticello. James A. Bear, Jr., Emeritus Director and Curator of the Thomas Jefferson (Memorial) Foundation contributed the foreword for this effort. His 30-year tenure at Monticello produced significant research and numerous publications; but he is best known for his work as editor of Jefferson at Monticello and as co-editor of both Jefferson's Memorandum Books and The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson.