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

Annette Gordon-Reed writes: "It has been 20 years since the historian Annette Gordon-Reed published “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” a book that successfully challenged the prevailing perceptions of both figures. In a piece for The New York Times Book Review, submitted just before the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., Gordon-Reed reflects on the complexities … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past – NYTimes.com

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 … Continue reading Gordon-Reed Wins George Washington Book Prize

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 … Continue reading Summer Reading List