A leading scholar of Jefferson and the early American republic, Dr. Onuf is the author, coauthor,
and editor of numerous books including the New York Times bestseller, Most
Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, coauthored
with Annette Gordon-Reed (who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Hemingses of
Monticello: An American Family which revealed Jefferson’s relationship with his slave,
Sally Hemings). Other books include: Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American
Nationhood (2001), The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007). He is also a co-host (with Brian
Balogh and Edward Ayers) of the weekly public radio program and podcast “Backstory
with the American History Guys”.
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