Book Discussion on The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Annette Gordon-Reed talked about her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton; September 17, 2008), and how she… read more

Annette Gordon-Reed talked about her book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton; September 17, 2008), and how she came to write it. She responded to audience members' questions following her remarks. 

In her book Ms. Gordon-Reed profiles the lineage of the Hemings family. She details numerous family members who preceded the better known Sally Hemings, who had a thirty-eight year relationship with Thomas Jefferson and bore seven of his children. The Hemingses of Monticello has been nominated for the 2008 National Book Award in Nonfiction. 

Ms. Gordon-Reed is a history professor at Rutgers University and a law professor at New York Law School. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Oct 25, 2008
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