The Hemingses Of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon-Reed
- Honored by the National Book Awards in 2008
- Pulitzer Prize Finalist/Winner 2009
- A New York Times Notable Book for 2008
Publication Date: Sep 08, 2009
List Price: $21.95
Format: Paperback, 816 pages
Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”?Jill Lepore, The New Yorker This epic work?named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times?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. 37 illustrations
- Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
- History / United States / 19th Century
- History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
- History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
- History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
- History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- Social Science / Slavery
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