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The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
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Sep 14, 12

This book was excellent. John Hope Franklin would be proud. It was well researched; she not only told a compelling story but provided relevant layers of information/facts that offered the reader more context to why decisions were made or actions took place. I also appreciated the fact that slaves were "humanized" in this book. When slavery is sometimes discussed by other historians, the commercial aspect is used as an explanation, almost justification which dehumanizes slaves. Annette has made a very important contribution to the number of books written about slavery. I am sitting at the edge of my seat waiting for her next book.

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