Reading US History, Hemmingses of Monticello

Coordinator 

Name  Email Phone
Michael E. Stevens Michaelstevens50@gmail.com

(608) 215-4887



Course Description 

This course offers reading and discussion of some of the best recent writing on American history.  The Hemingses of Monticello (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award) tells the story of four generations of the Hemings family. In addition to learning about the relationship between Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, we meet others such as James Hemings who was the first French-trained chef in America and John Hemings whose highly skilled carpentry work can still be seen at Monticello. Annette Gordon-Reed gives us a moving work, which sheds light on slavery, gender, race, and America.

Instructions
Participants should obtain a copy of the book and come prepared to discuss chapters 1-3 at the first session.

Location

On Line

Meeting Day

Monday

Meeting Time

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Start Date

Sept 20, 2021

End Date

Nov 22, 2021

Participation

Reading and discussion

Class Size

25

Class notes 

To Enroll: Registration required, contact coordinator for instructions

# of Sessions:  10

Syllabus  

Bio



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