The Jefferson Effect “We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident”

In 1776 when Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, the sexual license of slavery was more than 100 years in existence. We all understand that this is the document which declared Freedom in America. What isn’t understood is sexual nature of it. But if we look at it in the sexual context we find that … Continue reading The Jefferson Effect “We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident”

The Jefferson Effect “Who dreamt of freedom in a slave’s embrace.”

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. His relationship with Sally Hemings would not begin for another 8 years. The title quote, first uttered long after T.J.’s death, appears in several US and English papers as well as books from the 19th century. It suggests that T.J. was having sex with slaves long … Continue reading The Jefferson Effect “Who dreamt of freedom in a slave’s embrace.”