BLOGROLL: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past – NYTimes.com

Annette Gordon-Reed writes:

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Gordon-Reed Wins George Washington Book Prize

Along with the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize:

“Historian and author Annette Gordon-Reed has won a literary Triple Crown with her remarkable “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family,” her 798-page exploration of Thomas Jefferson and the family of slaves with whom he became intimately involved. The book has won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and, yesterday, the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize, given annually to the “most important new book about America’s founding era.”

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Summer Reading List

What is on an African Diaspora, Ph.D. reading  list this summer?

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President

Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Ginetta E. B. Candelario, Black Behind the Ears:  Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops

José C. Curto and Renée Soulodre-La France, eds., Africa and the Americas:  Interconnections During the Slave Trade

Leon F. Litwack, How Free is Free: The Long Death of Jim Crow

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