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The Resource An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek

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

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An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America
Title
An imperfect god
Title remainder
George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America
Statement of responsibility
Henry Wiencek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An analysis of how the life of George Washington was impacted by slavery discusses his blood ties to the slave community, childhood in a mixed-race neighborhood, activities as a slave owner, realization of the evils of slavery during the Revolutionary War, and political efforts on behalf of slaves
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2003.
Biography type
individual biography
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162806
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wiencek, Henry
Dewey number
  • 973.41092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America
Label
An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-390) and index
Contents
  • "Sort of shadowy life"
  • Great escape
  • Mrs. Peter's patrimony
  • Justice of the creator
  • Introduction : General's dream
  • Home ground
  • On the borderland
  • Widow Custis
  • Life honorable and amusing
  • Scheme in Williamsburg
  • So sacred a war as this
  • Different destiny
Control code
ocm51942552
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
404 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374175269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006984
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADL-9102
Label
An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-390) and index
Contents
  • "Sort of shadowy life"
  • Great escape
  • Mrs. Peter's patrimony
  • Justice of the creator
  • Introduction : General's dream
  • Home ground
  • On the borderland
  • Widow Custis
  • Life honorable and amusing
  • Scheme in Williamsburg
  • So sacred a war as this
  • Different destiny
Control code
ocm51942552
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
404 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374175269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006984
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADL-9102

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