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Thomas Jefferson: Trafficker, Rapist, or Gentlemen?

By Seth Daire

Did Thomas Jefferson, a slaveholder, father children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings? While this hasn't been proven with certainty, it raises questions relevant to modern slavery. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the story and discuss related issues like rape, consent, agency, and how society views antebellum slavery vs modern trafficking. Sources: https://www.monticello.org/site/plantation-and-slavery/thomas-jefferson-and-sally-hemings-brief-account https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/04/sexual-liberties-of-thomas-jefferson/ https://www.tjheritage.org/trial-analysis-on-the-evidence-of-paternity http://uvamagazine.org/articles/anatomy_of_a_mystery http://thepoliticus.com/content/what-8-us-presidents-owned-slaves-during-their-presidency http://pres-slaves.zohosites.com/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/jefferson/true/ http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/09/22/president-toms-cabin https://blackyouthproject.com/sally-hemings-thomas-jefferson-and-the-normalization-of-slave-rape-narratives/

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