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

Authors: Gordon-Reed, Annette.
Call number: 929.2 Hemings GOR
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Publication date: 2008.
Subject: Slaves -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Biography.
African American families -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
African American families.
African Americans -- Biography.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography.
Hemings family.
Hemings, Sally -- Family.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Family.
Monticello (Va.) -- Biography.
Albemarle County (Va.) -- Biography.
Title: The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: 798 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: I: Origins -- Young Elizabeth's world -- John Wayles: the immigrant -- The children of no one -- Thomas Jefferson -- The first Monticello -- In the home of a revolutionary -- II: The vaunted scene of Europe -- "A particular purpose" -- James Hemings: the provincial abroad -- "Isabel or Sally will come" -- Dr. Sutton -- The rhythms of the city -- The eve of revolution -- "During that time" -- Sarah Hemings: the fatherless girl in a patriarchal society -- The teenagers and the woman -- "His promises on which she implicitly relied" -- "The treaty" and "did they love each other?" -- The return -- III: On the mountain -- Hello and goodbye -- Equilibrium -- The brothers -- Philadelphia -- Exodus -- The second Monticello -- Into the future, echoes from the past -- The ocean of life -- The public world and the private domain -- "Measurably happy": the children of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings -- Retirement for one, not for all -- Endings and beginnings.
Summary note: Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family, and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 737-753) and index.
ISBN: 9780393064773 (hardcover)
0393064778 (hardcover)
LCCN: 2008014642
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1157478
Bib No.: 1157478

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