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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

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This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings's siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha. The Hemingses of Monticello sets the family's compelling saga against the backdrop of Revolutionary America, Paris on the eve of its own revolution, 1790s Philadelphia, and plantation life at Monticello. Much anticipated, this book promises to be the most important history of an American slave family ever written.

Synopsis:

Historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family, and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson.

About the Author

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. She lives in New York City.
Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University and the American School in London. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400139750
Subtitle:
An American Family
Author:
Gordon-reed, Annette
Read by:
White, Karen
Read:
White, Karen
Author:
Gordon-Reed, Annette
Author:
White, Karen
Publisher:
Tantor Media
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20081103
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1.7 lb
Media Run Time:
890

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery

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