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Jefferson's Sons

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

What does it mean when the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is your father and also your slave master? Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment-better work, better shoes, even violin lessons-but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society-and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal? Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves-Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family-these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Thomas Jefferson's invisible offspring. From the Compact Disc edition.

What does it mean when the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is your father and also your slave master? Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment-better work, better shoes, even violin lessons-but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society-and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal? Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves-Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family-these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Thomas Jefferson's invisible offspring. From the Compact Disc edition.
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What does it mean when the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is your father and also your slave master? Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment-better work, better shoes, even violin lessons-but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society-and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal? Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves-Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family-these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Thomas Jefferson's invisible offspring. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adenrele Ojo

Length:

10h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:15


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:34


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:55


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:38


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

22:40


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

17:13


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

20:19


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

06:08


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

18:52


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:41


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

20:06


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

10:04


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:25


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

12:30


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

07:24


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

15:55


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

15:37


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:29


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:43


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

23:49


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

32:25


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

11:24


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

30:13


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

10:17


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

09:31


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

14:43


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

14:06


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

23:41


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

14:26


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

20:00


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

15:13


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

13:00


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

12:31


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

06:57


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

08:15


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

10:35


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

07:25


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

00:37