For this week, students studied the early Republic in the States. They read Annette Gordon-Reed’s “The Hemings-Jefferson Treaty: Paris, 1789” regarding Thomas Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings. They are responding this week to the following discussion topic: What was at the core of Sally Hemings’ identity–her enslavement or her being a woman? Consider the primary sources like race laws and the letter from woman being sold to make your argument.