Jefferson the Hypocrite

by Mary Jane Sheehy Moffett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781480886438
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781480886421
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781480886445

About the Book

Thomas Jefferson, a philosopher, author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States of America, has been reviled in recent years as a hypocrite … but is the criticism fair? Mary Jane Sheehy Moffett seeks to refute the idea that Jefferson was a hypocrite by taking a detailed look at his dealings with American Indians, his stance on slavery, and his relationship with Sally Hemings, a slave at Monticello. Noting that the slave trade began long before the Americas were discovered and that people of various races were sold into slavery, she contends that the Founding Fathers – including Jefferson – had nothing to do with slavery being introduced into America and everything to do with its demise. The author shares a brief history of the American Indians’ settlement in the Americas and Jefferson’s interaction with them throughout his lifetime. She also explores his relationship with Hemings. Get an accurate view of who Jefferson really was and gain a deeper appreciation for his many accomplishments with this rich analysis of his life – as well as what be motivating his detractors.

About the Author

Mary Jane Sheehy Moffett, a lifelong student of history, is concerned with what she perceives as the ulterior motives of some pundits who present our slaveholding Founding Fathers as hypocrites – with Thomas Jefferson as their favorite and easiest target. She wrote this book in an attempt to prove those pundits wrong. She is the proud mother of five children.