Chestertown – Washington College's C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience welcomed Annette Gordon-Reed, winner of the 2009 George Washington Book Prize, for a special college celebration of the $50,000 award for the best book on the founding era in American history.
The celebration of Gordon-Reed's winning book, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, took place on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the college’s new
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In addition to garnering the highly coveted George Washington Book Prize (one of the most generous book awards in the country), The Hemingses of Monticello enjoyed an unprecedented trifecta in spring 2009 by also winning a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for History. In September 2009 the book added to its laurels by also winning the Frederick Douglass Prize, awarded annually to the year’s most outstanding work on the history of slavery.