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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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Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book."-Jill Lepore, The New Yorker  Read more...

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