Audio Recording, Lecture, Special Event     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Annette Gordon-Reed (2018)

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed is the 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. She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, and the National Book Award, among others.

“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, by Annette Gordon-Reed

About the Forum

For 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

Tickets and Pricing

The 2018 series is sold out! Thank you for supporting great history!


  • Paul and Grace Andrews
  • John & Nancy Dennis
  • Fred & Patricia Granum
  • Antoinette Hatfield
  • Paul W. Leavens
  • Richard & Shannon Leonetti
  • James Milne
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • Leonard & Jeannie Santos
  • Bob & Barre Stoll
  • Howard Werth & Marion Levitan
  • Devil’s Food Catering
  • Greg Keller & Elizabeth Hatfield-Keller
  • Yamhill Valley Vineyards
  • Perkins Coie
  • Joy Dress-Neitling



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