Jan 17, 2011 — The so-called accidental president is often cited among America's worst leaders. Annette Gordon-Reed is inclined to agree. In Andrew Johnson, she calls attention to the opportunities he missed that might have helped resolve racial inequities that still plague the U.S. today.
Nov 25, 2008 — A novel about a notorious Florida outlaw and a history of Thomas Jefferson's hidden slave family were among the winners at the 59th annual awards.
Sep 22, 2008 — Thomas Jefferson's biography got significantly more complicated when DNA evidence linked him to the descendants of Sally Hemings, a slave on his estate. Annette Gordon-Reed talks about her new book, The Hemingses of Monticello an exhaustive study of Hemings and her role in the Jefferson household.