In Search of Sally Hemings in the Post-DNA Era

  title={In Search of Sally Hemings in the Post-DNA Era},
  author={Mia Bay},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={407 - 426}
  • M. Bay
  • Published 12 December 2006
  • History
  • Reviews in American History
South are utterly anonymous today. A few extraordinary women who managed to escape from slavery are well known, such as Harriet Tubman-the heroine of the Underground Railroad.' But the vast majority of slave women who remained in bondage led lives left entirely unrecorded and unremembered. One striking exception is Sally Hemings, who has been subject to centuries of commentary-quite possibly more than any other black woman who lived out her life in the slave South. A woman of many nicknames… 
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