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The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed.

Gordon-Reed, Annette (Author). White, Karen Malina, 1965- (Narrator). Tantor Media. (Added Author). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 973.46 GORD (Text) 39231031632926 Audiovisual Collection Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City PA 973.46 GORDON-REED (Text) 30403001720846 Adult - PlayAway Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781607758174
  • ISBN: 1607758172
  • Physical Description: 1 sound media player (28 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [released 2009]

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General Note:
Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
"Playaway. Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable."--Container.
Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2008.
"Tantor Audio"--Container.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with earphones and AAA battery.
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.
System Details Note:
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 2008.
Subject: Hemings family.
Hemings, Sally > Family.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Family.
Monticello (Va.) > Biography.
Albemarle County (Va.) > Biography.
Slaves > Virginia > Albemarle County > Biography.
African American families > Virginia > Albemarle County.
African American families.
African Americans > Biography.
Racially mixed people > United States > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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