American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, is a 1996 book written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. It won the 1997 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

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... text that evidence for an affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings was "inconclusive" ... Ellis stated in the appendix to American Sphinx, Unless the trustees of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation decide to exhume the remains and do DNA ... that does exist on the thought and character of the historical Jefferson, I have concluded that the likelihood of a liaison with Sally Hemings is ...

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