Unformatted text preview: house; the situation was that the lighter skin had the slaves, the greater was the chance to work closer to the family. Thomas married Martha Wayles Skelton and had five daughters and one son with her, yet it was probable that he also held a relationship with one of his slaves, he had an affair with a slave named Sally Hemings and a study concluded that Jefferson or one of his relatives fathered at least one of Sally Hemings children. Despite of how prestigious and outstanding Thomas Jefferson was and for all the good things he achieved, it is heartrending how all these positive things can be omitted by his filthy private life and family and the contradiction about slavery that has consternated to people who know about the real Thomas Jefferson....
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- Spring '10
- History, Slavery in the United States, real thomas jefferson