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Modern and Postmodern Narratives of Race, Gender, and Identity : The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

By: Ishida, Yoriko.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2011Description: 1 online resource (280 p.).ISBN: 9781453901137.Subject(s): African American women in literature | African Americans -- Race identity | American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Hemings, Sally -- Family | Hemings, Sally -- In literature | Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with women | Miscegenation in literature | Race relations in literature | Racially mixed people in literature | United States -- Race relations -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern and Postmodern Narratives of Race, Gender, and Identity : The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally HemingsDDC classification: 810.9/896073 | 810.9896073 LOC classification: PS153 .N5 I75 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Prologue - What is the Sally Hemings Story? 1; Chapter One - Historical Context of the Sally Hemings Story: Racial Prejudice in the United States of America Disclosed by the Jefferson-Hemings Scandal 9; Chapter Two - Figurations of the Female Body as Gothic Technique: Race Relations and Gender Conventions in Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings 53; Chapter Three - Pampered Body, Outraged Flesh: The Ambivalence of Sally Hemings in Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings as a Neo-Slave Narrative 71
Chapter Four - Tradition of the Tragic Mulatta in the Antebellum South: The Sally Hemings Story and William Wells Brown's Clotel or, The President's Daughter 87; Chapter Five - Miscegenation, Passing, and the Tragic Mulatta in Barbara Chase-Riboud's The President's Daughter: Racial Politics of the Nineteenth Century in the United States 109; Chapter Six - Body and Soul of Harriet Hemings as a Hemings Woman: Gender Representation in Barbara Chase-Riboud's The President's Daughter 133
Chapter Seven - Thomas (Hemings) Woodson in the Woodson Family Oral History: The Bonds, Pride, and Identity of the Woodson Family in Minnie Shumate Woodson's The Sable Curtain 153Epilogue - With Love and Respect for Sally Hemings and Her Descendents 187; Appendix - Difference between the Opinions of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society after the 1998 DNA Results 195; Notes 205; Works Cited and Consulted 227; Index 255
Summary: The alleged affair between Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and his slave Sally Hemings was proven as a fact by DNA analysis in 1998. While many historians continue to deny the affair, some have accepted the love affair between Jefferson and Hemings as fact, and many historical omissions regarding the affair have been revised since the 1998 DNA results. However, the identity and the dignity of the Hemings family, which were previously ignored in the official history, have been restored not only by science but also by literature. This book examines how African American writers have depicted the issues of race, gender, and identity for Sally Hemings and her descendants in modern and postmodern novels.
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Contents; Prologue - What is the Sally Hemings Story? 1; Chapter One - Historical Context of the Sally Hemings Story: Racial Prejudice in the United States of America Disclosed by the Jefferson-Hemings Scandal 9; Chapter Two - Figurations of the Female Body as Gothic Technique: Race Relations and Gender Conventions in Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings 53; Chapter Three - Pampered Body, Outraged Flesh: The Ambivalence of Sally Hemings in Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings as a Neo-Slave Narrative 71

Chapter Four - Tradition of the Tragic Mulatta in the Antebellum South: The Sally Hemings Story and William Wells Brown's Clotel or, The President's Daughter 87; Chapter Five - Miscegenation, Passing, and the Tragic Mulatta in Barbara Chase-Riboud's The President's Daughter: Racial Politics of the Nineteenth Century in the United States 109; Chapter Six - Body and Soul of Harriet Hemings as a Hemings Woman: Gender Representation in Barbara Chase-Riboud's The President's Daughter 133

Chapter Seven - Thomas (Hemings) Woodson in the Woodson Family Oral History: The Bonds, Pride, and Identity of the Woodson Family in Minnie Shumate Woodson's The Sable Curtain 153Epilogue - With Love and Respect for Sally Hemings and Her Descendents 187; Appendix - Difference between the Opinions of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society after the 1998 DNA Results 195; Notes 205; Works Cited and Consulted 227; Index 255

The alleged affair between Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and his slave Sally Hemings was proven as a fact by DNA analysis in 1998. While many historians continue to deny the affair, some have accepted the love affair between Jefferson and Hemings as fact, and many historical omissions regarding the affair have been revised since the 1998 DNA results. However, the identity and the dignity of the Hemings family, which were previously ignored in the official history, have been restored not only by science but also by literature. This book examines how African American writers have depicted the issues of race, gender, and identity for Sally Hemings and her descendants in modern and postmodern novels.

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The Author: Yoriko Ishida is Associate Professor of English at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology in Japan. She completed her doctoral work at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences of Nara Women's University. Ishida was granted a research fellowship from the Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan, for her work at Hiroshima Jogakuin University where she received her Ph.D. She translated Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings into Japanese and has also published several books written in Japanese on history, literature, and gender studies. Her current research focuses on gender formation in the shipping world and maritime history.

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