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CAL Dean Lecture Series

Annette Gordon-Reed Lecture (2022)

This guide covers:

  • Information about the event
  • Biographical information about Dr. Gordon-Reed
  • A select bibliography of works by Dr. Gordon-Reed

Information about the event

Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will speak on the topic “Exploring our Past and Looking to the Future: Understanding America’s Legacy of Inequality.”

Please save the date of Thursday, March 3, 2022.

Event homepage.

Biographical information about Dr. Gordon-Reed

From her directory page at Harvard: 

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2008). A selected list of her honors includes a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, and the George Washington Book Prize, and the Anisfeld-Wolf Book. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and was a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Her areas of interest include:

  • Legal History: American Slavery and Law
  • Legal History: American Legal History
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal History: Law, Politics, and Culture in the Early American Republic

A select bibliography of works by Dr. Gordon-Reed

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2018. “America’s Original Sin: Slavery and the Legacy of White Supremacy.” Foreign Affairs 97 (1): 2–7.

Available in HTML.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2011. Andrew Johnson. 1st ed. New York, NY: Times Books/Henry Holt.

Available as an ebook.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2021. On Juneteenth. New York, NY ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Available in print: 3rd Floor Books E185.93.T4 G67 2021 

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2002. Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Available in print: 4th floor books, KF385.A4 R33 2002

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2020. “‘Take Care of Me When Dead’: Jefferson Legacies.” Journal of the Early Republic 40 (1): 1–17.

Available as a PDF.

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 1997. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia.

Available in print: 3rd floor books, E332.2 .G67 1997

Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2020. “Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Words.” TIME Magazine 195 (7/8): 46.

Available as a PDF.

Jordan, Winthrop D, and Gordon-Reed, Annette. 2003. Slavery and the American South. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Available as an ebook.