Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson / Paul Finkelman.

In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in the...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Main Author: Finkelman, Paul, 1949- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition:Third edition.
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Summary:In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in the Declaration of Independence, and the reality of the early American republic, reminding us of the profound and disturbing ways that slavery affected the U.S. Constitution and early American politics. It also offers the most important and detailed short critique of Thomas Jefferson's relationship to.
Item Description:Originally published: M.E. Sharpe, 2014.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-294) and index.
ISBN:9781317520252
1317520254