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Wiencek, Henry

Overview
Works: 54 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 14,074 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Guidebooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: E312.17, 973.41092
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Most widely held works by Henry Wiencek
An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of how George Washington's life was impacted by slavery discusses his ties to the slave community, activities as a slave owner, realization of the evils of slavery, and political efforts on behalf of slaves. A major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery. When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free; earlier he had said that holding slaves was his only unavoidable subject of regret. In this groundbreaking work, Henry Wiencek explores the founding father's engagement with slavery at every stage of his life--as a Virginia planter, soldier, politician, president and statesman. Washington was born and raised among blacks and mixed-race people; he and his wife had blood ties to the slave community. Yet as a young man he bought and sold slaves without scruple, even raffled off children to collect debts (an incident ignored by earlier biographers). Then, on the Revolutionary battlefields where he commanded both black and white troops, Washington's attitudes began to change. He and the other framers enshrined slavery in the Constitution, but Wiencek shows, even before he became president, Washington had begun to see the system's evil. Wiencek's revelatory narrative, based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and the voluminous Washington archives, documents for the first time the moral transformation culminating in Washington's determination to emancipate his slaves. He acted too late to keep the new republic from perpetuating slavery, but his repentance was genuine. And it was perhaps related to the possibility--as the oral history of Mount Vernon's slave descendants has long asserted--that a slave named West Ford was the son of George and a woman named Venus; Wiencek has new evidence that this could indeed have been true. George Washington's heroic stature as Father of Our Country is not diminished in this superb, nuanced portrait: now we see Washington in full as a man of his time and ahead of his time
Virginia and the capital region by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C
Southern New England by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This New England travel guidebook covers battlefield sites of the American Revolution and restored towns, villages, etc
The Hairstons : an American family in black and white by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two Hairston families. One black that rose from slavery to success in mainstream America, the other white as it fell from wealth and power after the end of the Civil War
Master of the mountain : Thomas Jefferson and his slaves by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Master of the Mountain," Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book--based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers--opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world."--
The Moodys of Galveston and their mansion by Henry Wiencek ( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Moody family -- The Moody Mansion
The god-kings of Mexico by Thomas Dickey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs present antiquities from the Olmec, Maya, Mixtec, and Aztec cultures of ancient Mexico
National Geographic guide to America's great houses : more than 150 outstanding mansions open to the public by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to famous mansions in all fifty states. South Carolina houses include: Joseph Manigault House, Nathaniel Russell House, Heyward-Washington House, and Edmonston-Alston House
The lords of Japan by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs present Japanese history 710-1868 and the associated artistic treasures
The kings of El Dorado by Thomas Dickey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and lavish photographs present antiquities from the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Inca, Chimu and Columbian Indian cultures that flourished in ancient Columbia and Peru
The world of LEGO toys by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the successful toys, LEGO bricks, describing some of the things that can be built with them
Old houses by Steve Gross ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plantations of the Old South by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plantations of the Southern States-Pictorial
Mansions of the Virginia gentry by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of all of Virginia's treasures, its Colonial architecture is its greatest--a rich heritage of gracefulness in brick and wood, artistry in plaster embellishments, fine furnishings, and beautiful gardens
Master of the mountain Thomas Jefferson and his slaves by Henry Wiencek ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book--based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers--opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world
An imperfect god George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America by Henry Wiencek ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a narrative documenting the transformation in George Washington's attitudes towards slavery, culminating in his determination to emancipate his slaves. Though raised as slaveowner, he began to see the evils of the system and grew to understand that the problem of the "peculiar institution" would become central to the American experience
De Hairstons : het waar gebeurde verhaal van de plantersfamilie Hairston en hun slaven by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De geschiedenis van de Hairstons, een plantersgeslacht in Virginia, North Carolina en Mississippi en hun (voormalige) slaven, van ca. 1750 tot heden
The Smithsonian guide to historic America; Virginia and the capital region by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virginia and the Capital Region: Washington, D.C., Virginia, Mary-land, Delaware
Die Herrscher von Japan by Henry Wiencek ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers of Europe : Russia of the Czars,Portugal of the Navigators by Joyce Milton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ヴィンセック, ヘンリー
Languages
English (104)
German (5)
Dutch (1)
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