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An Evening with Annette Gordon-Reed
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf (moderator)
Tue, January 28th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)


Annette Gordon-Reed, a Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author and legal scholar, is a preeminent historian of Thomas Jefferson, early America, law, politics, and slavery. Join us for an in-depth conversation about her life and career, including her monumental scholarship on Sally Hemings and the clash between Jefferson’s philosophy and lived reality.

Annette Gordon-Reed, a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Peter S. Onuf (moderator) is a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School. Professors Gordon-Reed and Onuf are the co-authors of Most Blessed of Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.

Program update: This conversation will now be moderated by Peter S. Onuf.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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