Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed has written four books, the first of which, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, was published in 1997. In 2008, Gordon-Reed published The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which won 16 awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history and the National Book Award. Gordon-Reed was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and is also the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Award” and a National Humanities Medal in 2010. She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011, and serves on the National Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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