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

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

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An imperfect god: : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America
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An imperfect god:
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George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America
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Henry Wiencek
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eng
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A major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery... When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free; earlier he had said that holding slaves was his "only unavoidable subject of regret." In this groundbreaking work, Henry Wiencek explores the founding father's engagement with slavery at every stage of his life-as a Virginia planter, soldier, politician, president, and statesman. Washington was born and raised among blacks and mixed-race people; he and his wife had blood ties to the slave community. Yet as a young man he bought and sold slaves without scruple, even raffled off children to collect debts (an incident ignored by earlier biographers). Then, on the Revolutionary battlefields where he commanded both black and white troops, Washington's attitudes began to change. Wiencek's revelatory narrative, based on a meticulous examination of private papers, court records, and the voluminous Washington archives, documents for the first time the moral transformation culminating in Washington's determination to emancipate his slaves. He acted too late to keep the new republic from perpetuating slavery, but his repentance was genuine. And it was perhaps related to the possibility that a slave named West Ford was the son of George and a woman named Venus; Wiencek has new evidence that this might indeed be true. George Washington's heroic stature as Father of Our Country is not diminished in this superb, nuanced portrait: now we see Washington in full as a man of his time and ahead of his time
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Wiencek, Henry
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921
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Read by Rick Adamson
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  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • United States
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An imperfect god: : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11823948
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Unabridged.
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An imperfect god: : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11823948
Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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MWT11823948
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 20 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11823948
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11823948
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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