Author N.M. Ledgin said publishing Sally of Monticello grew from “historians’ misunderstanding Sally Hemings. ”They overlooked her mother Betty Hemings’s supervisory role at Monticello," Ledgin said, and Sally’s likely pressing advantages as half-sister to Jefferson’s late wife.
While in Paris employed at the American Ministry, she was a free woman who chose to return with Jefferson to bondage in Virginia. The one-quarter-black Sally was the only slave ever to room inside Monticello’s main house.
Buffalo Spirits author and journalist Elizabeth Black has called Sally of Monticello an “extraordinary accomplishment.”
Ledgin also wrote the nonfiction Diagnosing Jefferson, an examination of the Founding Father’s eccentricities. The writer lectures on the third president for the University of Kansas.
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