The Hemingses of Monticello: an American family

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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.
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subject_facet African American families, African American families -- Virginia -- Albemarle County, African Americans -- Biography, Albemarle County (Va.) -- Biography, Hemings family, Hemings, Sally -- Family, Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Family, Monticello (Va.) -- Biography, Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography, Slaves -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Biography
title_display The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family
title_full The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello An American Family
title_short The Hemingses of Monticello :
title_sub an American family
topic_facet African American families, African Americans, Family, Hemings family, Hemings, Sally, History, Jefferson, Thomas, Nonfiction, Racially mixed people, Slaves