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Annette Gordon-Reed

Författare till The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

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Annette Gordon-Reed grew up in east Texas. She majored in History at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1981, and then attended Harvard Law School. Gordon-Reed worked as an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and was Counsel to the New York City Board of Corrections before becoming a professor of visa mer law at New York Law School in 1992. Gordon-Reed wrote the book Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy after first becoming interested in the president as a child. She co-authored Vernon Can Read!: A Memoir and wrote Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History. Gordon-Reed is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Hemingses of Monticello. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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This book is extensive and sometimes repetitive, making me initially wish some of the information had been included in footnotes. I slowly came to appreciate the author's style, which I suspect is based as much on her expertise in the law as it is in history. Gordon-Reed shows her work more than other historians, describing documents and what can be gleamed from them to reconstruct the story of the Hemings family, which lived enslaved at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Sally Hemings, of course, dominated large portions of the narrative, but one gets a wider view of the entire Hemings family and the struggles they faced as some members gained freedom and others remained enslaved. Overall, a good read with insights into slavery, its impacts on families, and the legal implications in 18th and 19th century America.… (mer)
 
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wagner.sarah35 | 32 andra recensioner | Mar 26, 2024 |
Historian Annette Gordon-Reed, a Black native of Texas, discusses her home state’s checkered history in this brief volume. Her focus is on the ongoing, complicated legacy of chattel slavery and its corrosive effect on Black-Native-White relationships from early settlements to this day. Both family stories and official accounts inform her work.

The book contains less information on Juneteenth than the title implies, but it does reward the short time it takes to read it.
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akblanchard | 17 andra recensioner | Dec 27, 2023 |
recommended by Hassan Adeeb
 
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pollycallahan | 17 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
A quick eye opening audiobook that I was quite fortunate to have discovered.
 
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