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2011-01-26 06:55:00

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Defense Of Thomas Jefferson" has just been published by St. Martin's Press and concerns the major historical controversy surrounding Mr. Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings.

2009-12-08 09:36:00

Pulitzer prize-winning author to discuss 'The Hemingses of Monticello' WASHINGTON, Dec.

2008-11-20 01:14:23

The National Book Award for non-fiction was bestowed on Annette Gordon-Reed in New York Wednesday night for her book, The Hemingses of Monticello. Gordon-Reed's book tells the multigenerational story of the family of Sally Hemings, a black slave owned by President Thomas Jefferson and alleged to have had at least one child by him. In accepting the award, Gordon-Reed talked of the journey that black people in this country have been on since the Hemingses were owned by Jefferson, The Washington...

2008-10-05 09:00:13

By BARRETT R RICHARDSON By Barrett R. Richardson Special to The Virginian-Pilot THE REPUTATION of that iconic Virginia patriot, U.S. president and founder of the University of Virginia has taken another hit by historians.

2008-10-01 03:00:19

Annette Gordon-Reed had several things in mind when she began working on her latest book, the author and college professor told about 100 people yesterday at the Library of Virginia.

2008-07-26 09:00:33

By THOMAS H MAUGH II By Thomas H. Maugh II Los Angeles Times Dr.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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