Thomas Jefferson spent years raping his slave Sally Hemings. A new novel treats their relationship as a love story.

A new historical novel about Thomas Jefferson is raising eyebrows. Stephen O’Connor’s Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, which came out on Tuesday, is about our third president’s relationship with Sally Hemings, his slave. DNA evidence has proved that Jefferson and Hemings had six children together while Jefferson kept Hemings enslaved — and Jefferson also enslaved their children, freeing […]

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