“Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America.” By Catherine Kerrison.
ISBN: 978-1-101-88624-3. Copyright 2018. Hardcover with 448 pages.
This book is a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Prize. The George Washington Prize is one of the nations’ largest and most prestigious literary awards.
Catherine Kerrison’s book, Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America, tells the story of Thomas Jefferson's three daughters, freeborn and enslaved. The first half focuses on the lives of Jefferson’s daughters by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, while the second part chronicles the difficult and precarious life of his third daughter, Harriet, born to his slave, Sally Hemings. Well documented and powerfully told, Kerrison’s book is as much an account of America’s mixed and often-troubled heritage, as it is about three strong women fighting to define their own destinies in a new nation.
A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase.