A decade ago, DNA evidence corroborated Annette Gordon-Reed’s controversial assertion that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with his slave Sally Hemings. Her latest book won the National Book Award and gives the most comprehensive account to date of an American slave family, and their life at Monticello and in Paris.

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  • Annette Gordon-Reed professor of law at NYU; professor of history at Rutgers University; author "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings; An American Controversy"

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