Title Profile & Character Information

The Hemingses of Monticello

Annotation
Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book."--Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Awards
2008  National Book Awards
2009  Pulitzer Prize
2009  American Library Association Notable Books
2009  Frederick Douglass Prize
2008  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2009  George Washington Book Prize
2008  New York Times Notable Books of the Year
2009  Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

GenreNonFiction
History
Sociology
Biography
TopicsAfrican American families
African Americans
Plantation life
Plantation owners
American history
Black history
Slaves
Slavery
U.S. presidents
Family relationships
SettingVirginia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paris, France