The Hemingses of Monticello

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The Hemingses of Monticello

An American Family

By Annette Gordon-Reed; Karen White (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400139750

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Description
This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings's siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha. The Hemingses of Monticello sets the family's compelling saga against the backdrop of Revolutionary America, Paris on the eve of its own revolution, 1790s Philadelphia, and plantation life at Monticello. Much anticipated, this book promises to be the most important history of an American slave family ever written.


About the Author
Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning The Hemingses of Monticello and is Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in "AudioFile"'s Best Voices and "Speaking of Audiobooks"'s Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and "Library Journal" starred reviews.


Praise For The Hemingses of Monticello

"[Listeners] will find it absorbing." ---The New York Times