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  • The Jefferson DNA Case: Propaganda and Myth

    07/06/2005 9:26:24 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 21 replies · 969+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | Unknown | James Burke
    The Jefferson DNA Case: Propaganda and Myth "Their amalgamation with the other color produces a degradation to which no lover of his country, no lover of excellence in the human character can innocently consent." – Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Coles, Aug. 1814). DNA Evidence of a family connection between the Jefferson line and a descendent of the slave Sally Hemings will play "a pivotal role in dispelling the myth of separation between blacks and whites." -- U.S. News & World Report (9 Nov. 1998) New Republican Archive. James F. Burke Several years ago, at the height of the Clintonista...
  • The Selling of Sally Hemings

    09/14/2003 1:36:48 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 70 replies · 948+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | September 14, 2003 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The myth of Sally Hemings is for sale again. There has always been something about Thomas Jefferson’s lovely black slave Sally Hemings that drives otherwise rational people nuts. From the pages of The New York Times to prize-winning historians, the spewings of pseudo-science and psychic friends network nattering have been truly monumental.