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Annette Gordon-Reed

  • Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. Her most recent book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, won the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction. She is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, editor of Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History, and coauthor with Vernon Jordan of Vernon Can Read: A Memoir. She lives with her family in New York City.

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  • Conversations with America: Annette Gordon-Reed

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    It's never easy being president, and these days the transition to that job is fraught as well. We're continuing our series Conversations with America, asking writers and thinkers to talk about transitions of their own, and what should be on the incoming president's mind. Annette Gordon-Reed is a historian who's written extensively about President Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave Sally Hemings.

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