An Author You Should Know: Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian and legal scholar

Historian Annette Gordon-Reed has studied and written a great deal about the 2nd Presiedent of the United States, Thomas Jefferson’s.  Gordon-Reed’s research includes delving into Jefferson’s relationship with his slave Sally Hemings.  Interestingly, Hemings was not only Jefferson’s property, but she was also the half-sister of his late wife, Martha Wayles; a situation that would make a Jerry Springer episode seem quaint by comparison.

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