The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed

This book explores the complex and controversial history of Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings, and her family. It provides a detailed account of the Hemings family's life at Monticello, their interactions with Jefferson, and their experiences during and after his presidency. The narrative also delves into the wider context of slavery, race, and society in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, challenging traditional views and offering a fresh perspective on a well-known historical figure and his time.

The 9810th greatest book of all time


Published
2008
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
800
Words
230,000
Original Language
English

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