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An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America

Author: Henry Wiencek; Rick Adamson
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Wiencek; Rick Adamson
ISBN: 1559279273 9781559279277
OCLC Number: 53282948
Notes: Abridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Rick Adamson.
Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction : General's dream --
Home ground --
On the borderland --
The widow Custis --
A life honorable and amusing --
A scheme in Williamsburg --
So sacred a war as this --
A different destiny --
"A sort of shadowy life" --
The great escape.
Responsibility: Henry Wiencek.
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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.

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