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Thomas Jefferson Was A Rapist: Moronic Book Romanticizes Rape

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In his wacky book ‘Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings,’ author Stephen O’Connor envisions the relationship between Jefferson and his slave concubine as a romantic love affair.

Thomas Jefferson was a child rapist who raped his slave Sally Hemings for 40 years, but a new book re-imagines their relationship as a romantic love affair.

In Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, author Stephen O’Connor recounts Jefferson’s sexual relationship with his pretty slave concubine, Sally Hemings, when she was a teen and he was in his 40s.

Over the next 39 years, Jefferson fathered six children with Sally, DNA evidence has confirmed. Hemings’ children with Jefferson also became slaves, but were set free upon his death the only slave family he ever freed. Jefferson never freed Hemings.

Sadly, sex between masters and slaves was common, so it’s not surprising that Sally Hemings was a half-sister of Jefferson’s late wife Martha Wayles (Sally was the daughter of Jefferson’s father-in-law, John Wayles, and one of his slaves).

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Throughout Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, the author paints the picture of a loving romance. In one scene, O’Connor imagines the first sexual encounter between a slave and her owner:

“And so, when some half hour after Sally Hemings arrives late at the upstairs parlor, and Thomas Jefferson confesses breathlessly that he would very much like to lie with her as a man lies with his wife, and she whispers that she would like that, too.”

The controversial novel has gotten rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post despite social-media outrage.

Meanwhile, the book has been slammed on Twitter, with users pointing out the obvious.

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