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Jefferson's Daughters

Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
4 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)
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Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.

©2018 Catherine Kerrison (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Very good history story regarding Jefferson and his family, Not much history on the African American daughters but it was a interesting read.

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Don't waste money on this book.

I found the book tedious and boring. I love reading History but this author kept injecting her own political agenda. It was more subtle at first but toward the end all pretense of simply reporting was abandoned.

The narrator reminded me of a disapproving teacher. At the end of the book her contempt was palatable.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful