The Hemingses of Monticello [electronic resource] : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
|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||-|
- 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]
- Copyright: ©2009, p2008
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.
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Read by Karen White.
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.
National Book Award, 2008
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