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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

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ISBN: 9780765641465
Author(s): Paul Finkelman
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Dimensions: 152 x 226 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 309

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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 slavery available, while at the same time contrasting his relationship to slavery with that of other founders. This third edition of Slavery and the Founders incorporates a new chapter on the regulation and eventual (1808) banning of the African slave trade.

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