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The Hemingses of Monticello [electronic resource] : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed.

Gordon-Reed, Annette (Author). White, Karen. (Added Author). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland PLAYAWAY 973.4 G662 (Text) 76383000382913 Adult Recorded Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781607758174 :
  • Physical Description: 1 sound media player (approximately 28 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. + 1 set of earbuds + 1 AAA battery
  • Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital audio, [2009, p2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Unabridged ; 28 hours. In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones and AAA battery. Requires headphones for use. Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2008.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Karen White.
Summary, etc.:
The multigenerational saga of Thomas Jefferson's hidden slave family tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. 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.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 2008
Subject: Hemings family > Sound recordings.
Hemings, Sally > Family > Sound recordings.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Family > Sound recordings.
Monticello (Va.) > Biography > Sound recordings.
Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
Slaves > Virginia > Albemarle County > Biography.
Albemarle County (Va.) > Biography > Sound recordings.
African American families > Sound recordings.
African Americans > Biography > Sound recordings.
Racially mixed people > Biography > Sound recordings.

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