I discovered this book rather by accident, long before I ever started this US Presidents Project, and it was the first I’d ever heard of Jefferson having a slave concubine. Bradley handles a difficult situation with grace and sympathy.
Okay, so this one was interesting in that it is about how Jefferson brought new and exotic foods to America, but I rolled my eyes so much at the very idea that Jefferson ever did any of his own planting and growing and cooking. HE HAD SLAVES. They were doing all the dirty work! He just got to sit comfy and posh and direct his human chattel to do it all for him. So.
Eva was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She left that humidity pit at the age of three and spent the next twenty-one years in California, Idaho, Kentucky, and Washington before ending up in Oregon, where she now lives on a homestead in the western foothills with her husband and five children, two of whom are human.