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The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family that had blood ties to Thomas Jefferson, who had an intimate relationship with Sally Hemings, his slave, and covers how the family of Elizabeth Hemings and John Wayles came under ownership to Jefferson through his marriage to Martha Wayles.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson; Hemings family.; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Gordon-Reed
ISBN: 9780393337761 0393337766
OCLC Number: 1001367197
Awards: Winner of Library of Virginia Literary Award 2009
Winner of National Book Award 2008
Winner of Frederick Douglass Prize 2009
Winner of George Washington Book Prize 2009
Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2009
Winner of Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2009
Winner of New York Times Notable Selection 2008
Winner of Southern Historical Association Owsley Award 2009
Description: 802 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: Young Elizabeth's world --
John Wayles: the immigrant --
The children of no one --
Thomas Jefferson --
The first Monticello --
In the home of a revolutionary --
"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 --
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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