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Gordon-Reed, Annette

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Works: 46 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 14,406 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical television programs  Biographies  Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
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Most widely held works by Annette Gordon-Reed
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family, and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : an American controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings have circulated for two centuries. It remains, among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, perhaps the most hotly contested topic. With Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Annette Gordon-Reed promises to intensify this ongoing debate as she identifies glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. She has assembled a fascinating and convincing argument: not that the alleged thirty-eight-year liaison necessarily took place but rather that the evidence for its taking place has been denied a fair hearing."--BOOK JACKET. "Possessing both a layperson's unfettered curiosity and a lawyer's logical mind, Annette Gordon-Reed writes with a style and compassion that are irresistible. Her analysis is accessible, with each chapter revolving around a key figure in the Hemings drama. The resulting portraits are engrossing and very personal. Gordon-Reed also brings a keen intuitive sense of the psychological complexities of human relationships - relationships that, in the real world, often develop regardless of status or race. The most compelling element of all, however, is her extensive and careful research, which often allows the evidence to speak for itself."--Jacket
Vernon can read! : a memoir by Vernon E Jordan( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civil rights leader, attorney, and former head of the National Urban League recounts his boyhood in segregated Atlanta, his career, and the social changes he helped to bring about
"Most blessed of the patriarchs" : Thomas Jefferson and the empire of the imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson is often portrayed as a hopelessly enigmatic figure -- a riddle -- a man so riven with contradictions that he is almost impossible to know. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom and equality, even as he held people -- including his own family -- in bondage, Jefferson is variably described as a hypocrite, an atheist, or a simple-minded proponent of limited government who expected all Americans to be farmers forever. Now, Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with America's leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present a character study that dispels the many clichés that have accrued over the years about our third president. Challenging the widely prevalent belief that Jefferson remains so opaque as to be unknowable, the authors create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one "comprised of equal parts sun and shadow." Tracing Jefferson's philosophical development from youth to old age, the authors explore what they call the "empire" of Jefferson's imagination -- an expansive state of mind born of his origins in a slave society, his intellectual influences, and the vaulting ambition that propelled him into public life as a modern avatar of the Enlightenment who, at the same time, likened himself to a figure of old -- "the most blessed of the patriarchs." Indeed, Jefferson saw himself as a "patriarch," not just to his country and mountain-like home at Monticello but also to his family, the white half that he loved so publicly, as well as to the black side that he claimed to love, a contradiction of extraordinary historical magnitude
Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Johnson never expected to be president, but just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the office. Johnson faced a nearly impossible task -- to succeed America's greatest chief executive, to bind the nation's wounds after the Civil War, and to work with a Congress controlled by the so-called Radical Republicans. Annette Gordon-Reed, a leading historian of slavery, shows how ill-suited Johnson was. His vision of reconciliation abandoned the former slaves (for whom he felt undisguised contempt) and antagonized congressional leaders, who tried to limit his powers and eventually impeached him. The climax of Johnson's presidency was his trial and his acquittal by a single vote, which Gordon-Reed recounts with drama. Despite his victory, Johnson's term in office was a missed opportunity; he failed the country at a pivotal moment, leaving America with problems that we are still trying to solve
Race on trial : law and justice in American history( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is book of twelve original essays will bring together two themes of American culture: law and race. The essays fall into four groups: cases that are essential to the history of race in America; cases that illustrate the treatment of race in American history; cases of great fame that becamethe trials of the century of their time; and cases that made important law. Some of the cases discussed include Amistad, Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, Scottsboro, Korematsu v. US, Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, Regents v. Bakke, and OJ Simpson. All illustrate how race often determined theoutcome of tr
The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family by Annette Gordon-Reed( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annette Gordon-Reed tells the legendary story of the Hemingses of Monticello, an American slave family with direct blood ties to the American President Thomas Jefferson. Gordon-Reed vividly describes the relationships between Jefferson, his mistress, slave Sally Hemings, and the rest of the Hemings family
Slavery and the American South : essays and commentaries by Winthrop D Jordan( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMERICAN HISTORY -- African American -- & In 1900 very few historians were exploring the institution of slavery in the South. But in the next half century, the culture of slavery became a dominating theme in Southern historiography. In the 1970s it was the subject of the first Chancellor's Symposium in Southern History held at the University of Mississippi. Since then, scholarly interest in slavery has proliferated ever more widely. In fact, the editor of this retrospective volume states that since the 1970s "the expansion has resulted in a corpus that has a huge number of components-scores, ev
"Most blessed of the patriarchs" : Thomas Jefferson and the empire of the imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom, even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government. The authors team up to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Tracing Jefferson's development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the "empire" of Jefferson's imagination--his expansive state of mind born of the intellectual influences and life experiences that led him into public life as a modern avatar of the enlightenment, who often likened himself to an ancient figure--"the most blessed of the patriarchs."
Vernon can read! : a memoir by Vernon E Jordan( Recording )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Vernon E. Jordan as it encompasses the struggles, changes and dangers of black life during the civil rights revolution
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello (Charlottsville, Va.), and answer questions called in by viewers
A slave in the White House : Paul Jennings and the Madisons by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War. He died a free man in northwest Washington at 75. Based on correspondence, legal documents, and journal entries rarely seen before, this amazing portrait of the times reveals the mores and attitudes toward slavery of the nineteenth century, and sheds new light on famous characters such as James Madison, who believed the white and black populations could not coexist as equals; French General Lafayette who was appalled by this idea; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly sold Paul after her husband's death; and many other since forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil right activists
Life portrait of Thomas Jefferson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians and others describe the political career of the 3rd president of the United States, tour Monticello (Charlottsville, Va.), and answer questions called in by viewers
Thomas and Sally Hemmings ; Iran today by Annette Gordon-Reed( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: an American controversy, with host Brian Lamb. "The book examines the evidence both for and against the proposition that Jefferson may have had a 40-year liaison with his slave, Sally Hemings, and that she may have borne him several children." Professor Reed also talks about her own family background and her longtime interest in Jefferson
The Radical mind of Thomas Jefferson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson love each other? : a historian tackles one of American history's thorniest questions by Annette Gordon-Reed( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson, America's enduring revolutionary : Time special issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Jefferson remains a potent influence in America more than 200 years after his birth. TIME examines his lasting and sometimes controversial legacy as revolutionary, president and diplomat through his political beliefs and battles, his extraordinary achievements, including the westward expansion of the young United States; as well as his letters and writings, from the Declaration of Independence to his own, personally edited version of the New Testament. TIME also explores Jefferson's enduring influence on our culture, as the founding father of American architecture, our higher education system and the slow food movement--and even planting the seeds for America's modern, flourishing wine industry
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. with Annette Gordon-Reed : co-authors of Vernon can read! : a memoir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annette Gordon-Reed interviews civil rights leader and former presidential advisor Vernon Jordan on his role in and personal reflections on the civil rights movement
Jefferson's spaces by Peter S Onuf( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family
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Annette Gordon-Reed Amerikaans historica

Annette Gordon-Reed amerikanische Historikerin

Annette Gordon-Reed amerikansk historikar

Annette Gordon-Reed amerikansk historiker

Annette Gordon-Reed historiadora estadounidense

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Annette Gordon-Reed historienne américaine

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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings : an American controversyVernon can read! : a memoirAndrew JohnsonRace on trial : law and justice in American historyThe Hemingses of Monticello : an American familySlavery and the American South : essays and commentariesVernon can read! : a memoir