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The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historian and legal scholar 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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hemings family.; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Hemings; Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Hemings family.; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Gordon-Reed
ISBN: 9780393064773 0393064778
OCLC Number: 225087744
Awards: National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2008
Pulitzer prize, History, 2009
Description: 798 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Origins. --
Young Elizabeth's world --
John Wayles: the immigrant --
The children of no one --
Thomas Jefferson --
The first Monticello --
In the home of a revolutionary --
pt. 2. The vaunted scene of Europe. --
"A particular purpose" --
James Hemings: the provincial abroad --
"Isabel or Sally will come" --
Dr. Sutton --
The rhythms of the city --
The eve of revolution --
"During that time" --
Sarah Hemings: the fatherless girl in a patriarchal society --
The teenagers and the woman --
"His promises on which she implicitly relied" --
"The treaty" and "did they love each other?" --
The return --
pt. 3. On the mountain. --
Hello and goodbye --
Equilibrium --
The brothers --
Philadelphia --
Exodus --
The second Monticello --
Into the future, echoes from the past --
The ocean of life --
The public world and the private domain --
"Measurably happy": the children of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings --
Retirement for one, not for all --
Endings and beginnings.
Responsibility: Annette Gordon-Reed.
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Tells the story of the Hemings family, whose close blood ties to the third president of America. This work traces the Hemingses from their origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal  Read more...

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An astonishing feat of historical re-creation. --Francois Furstenberg"

 
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