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American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795

American Inheritance: Liberty and Slavery in the Birth of a Nation, 1765-1795

Hardcover

General LawGeneral World HistoryRevolutionary Period (1775-1800)

Publisher Price: $32.50

ISBN10: 0393882209
ISBN13: 9780393882209
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Jan 17 2023
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.43
Height: 1.22 Width: 6.34 Depth: 9.29
Language: English

New attention from historians and journalists is raising pointed questions about the founding period: was the American revolution waged to preserve slavery, and was the Constitution a pact with slavery or a landmark in the antislavery movement? Leaders of the founding who called for American liberty are scrutinized for enslaving Black people themselves: George Washington consistently refused to recognize the freedom of those who escaped his Mount Vernon plantation. And we have long needed a history of the founding that fully includes Black Americans in the Revolutionary protests, the war, and the debates over slavery and freedom that followed.

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Larson, Edward J.

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Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)