A Civil Action: Sally Hemings v. Thomas Jefferson

68 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2008

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William Hyland

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Abstract

Allegations that Thomas Jefferson had an affair and fathered at least one child with slave Sally Hemings have been discussed for two centuries. In this Article, the authors summarize a "mock" trial defense of Jefferson, concluding that the allegations are unproved by the greater weight of the evidence.

Suggested Citation

Hyland, William, A Civil Action: Sally Hemings v. Thomas Jefferson. American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1092626

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