Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Annette Gordon-Reed Rescheduled for March 4th!

The events with 2008 National Book Award-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed have been moved forward to Wednesday, March 4, 2009 (previously scheduled for Feb. 24). Note that the locations for these events have changed as well (see below).

March 4 (Wednesday)
Seminar — 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus
Reading — 8:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Downtown Campus

Annette Gordon-Reed has been called, “one of the most astute, insightful, and forthright historians of this generation” (Edmund Morgan, New York Review of Books). A Professor of History at Rutgers and Professor of Law at New York Law School, Gordon-Reed is the author of The Hemingses of Monticello, winner of the 2008 National Book Award. The book tells the stories of multiple generations of Thomas Jefferson’s secret slave family. Her earlier works include Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (1997). Writing in the New Yorker, historian and critic Jill Lepore called the earlier book, “[A] tour de force. . . . a devastating brief on standards of evidence in historical research.”