Annette Gordon-Reed “The Hemingses of Monticello”
September 25th, 2008
Historians have yet to fully agree on whether Thomas Jefferson fathered children by slave Sally Hemings, but professor of history and law Annette Gordon-Reed is convinced he did.
In her 1997 book “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy” Gordon-Reed untangled many of the mysteries about their relationship. Now, in her book “The Hemingses of Monticello,” Gordon-Reed introduces us to the entire Hemings family.
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