The Hemingses of Monticello

An American Family

by Annette Gordon-Reed

The Hemingses of Monticello

Hardcover, 798 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $35 | purchase

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Book Summary

Traces the history of the Hemings family from its origins in early eighteenth-century Virginia to its dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826, in an account that describes their family ties to the third president against a backdrop of Revolutionary America and the French Revolution. 70,000 first printing.

Awards and Recognition

Pulitzer Prize (2009); National Book Award (2008)

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