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The Resource The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family, Annette Gordon-Reed

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

Label
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family
Title
The Hemingses of Monticello
Title remainder
an American family
Statement of responsibility
Annette Gordon-Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Traces the history of the Hemings family from early eighteenth-century Virginia to their dispersal after Thomas Jefferson's death in 1826, and describes their family ties to the third president against a backdrop of Revolutionary America and the French Revolution
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008.
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2009.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
Biography type
collective biography
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275074
Cataloging source
OCoLC
Dewey number
  • 973.460922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.74
LC item number
.G67 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an American family
Label
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family, Annette Gordon-Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 737-753) and index
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
798 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393064773
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008014642
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) a511518
Label
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family, Annette Gordon-Reed
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 737-753) and index
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
798 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393064773
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008014642
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) a511518

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