Author Series: Annette Gordon-Reed

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! Watch as author Annette Gordon-Reed sends her congrats and tells us why she loves libraries.

Gordon-Reed won the National Book Award in 2008 and the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Her many awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the National Humanities Medal. Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Annette Gordon-Reed Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)