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George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal

Author: Fritz Hirschfeld
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No history of racism in America can be considered complete without taking into account the role that George Washington - the principal founding father - played in helping to mold the racist cast of the new nation. Because General Washington - the universally acknowledged hero of the Revolutionary War - in the postwar period uniquely combined the moral authority, personal prestige, and political power to influence  Read more...
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Hirschfeld, Fritz, 1924-
George Washington and slavery.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97020590
(OCoLC)36954583
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Hirschfeld
ISBN: 0826260764 9780826260765
OCLC Number: 45844284
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Fritz Hirschfeld.

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Tracing George Washington's transition from a conventional slave-holder to a lukewarm abolitionist, this text argues that Washington, as an influential political leader, was forced to maintain a  Read more...

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-Hirschfeld offers the most substantial and sensible argument yet about Washington's entanglement with slavery.---Georgia Historical Quarterly "I never mean (unless some particular circumstance Read more...

 
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