Annette Gordon-Reed: Hemingses of Monticello

MON, SEP 29, 2008 (58:53)

Professor of law at New York Law School and professor of history at Rutgers University, Annette Gordon-Reed talks about her new book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. In her new work, Gordon-Reed tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to the third US president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, but also their children and Hemings’ siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson’s wife, Martha.

+ BIO: Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. She lives in New York City.

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