"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
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.
It was a pleasure to read Cynthia Burton's "Jefferson Vindicated." Burton carefully dissects and destroys the many vacuous and specious arguments from Annette Gordon-Reed and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Liberty76
Jefferson Vindicated - Fallacies, Omissions, and Contradictions in the Hemings Genealogical Search: by Cynthia H. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Khemprof
Its a sad thing indeed when a reviewer, like an earlier one below, imputes biases to a book but is unwilling or unable to defend the imputation. The suggestion that Ms. Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by Amazon Customer