Annette Gordon-Reed


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in Livingston, Texas, The United States
November 19, 1958

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Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. She lives in New York City.

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The Hemingses of Monticello...

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On Juneteenth

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Thomas Jefferson and Sally ...

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Race on Trial: Law and Just...

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Racism in America: A Reader

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Thomas Jefferson: An Intima...

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“Laws are sometimes put on the books not for purposes of strict enforcement but as statements about the community’s values.”
Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello

“American slavery at its beginnings—obscure, distant, and tragic—is probably for most people a less attractive point of focus than the story of the discovery and political founding of the American nation. If you like your history heroic—and many people seem to—the story of slavery in the early American period is simply not the place to go looking for heroes, at least not among the people most commonly written about. Second,”
Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello

“American slavery at its beginnings—obscure, distant, and tragic—is probably for most people a less attractive point of focus than the story of the discovery and political founding of the American nation. If you like your history heroic—and many people seem to—the story of slavery in the early American period is simply not the place to go looking for heroes, at least not among the”
Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello



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