The Hemingses of Monticello is Annette Gordon-Reeds riveting history of the Hemings family, whose story comes to life in this researched and moving work. Gordon-Reed unearths startling new information about the Hemingses, Jefferson, and his white family. Although the book presents a detailed portrait of Sarah Hemings, who bore seven children by Jefferson over the course of their thirty-eight-year liaison, The Hemingses of Monticello tells more than the story of her life with Jefferson and their children. The Hemingses as a whole take their rightful place in the narrative of the familys extraordinary engagement with one of historys most important figures.
2009 Pulitzer Prize in History Winner!
2008 National Book Award for Nonfiction Winner
2009 George Washington Book Prize Winner