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

An analysis of how George Washington's life was impacted by slavery discusses his ties to the slave community, activities as a slave owner, realization of the evils of slavery, and political efforts on behalf of slaves. A major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagemen...

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Main Author: Wiencek, Henry.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Map of Washington's Virginia
  • Introduction : General's dream
  • Home ground
  • On the borderland
  • The widow Custis
  • A life honorable and amusing
  • A scheme in Williamsburg
  • "So sacred a war as this"
  • A different destiny
  • "A sort of shadowy life"
  • The great escape
  • Mrs. Peter's patrimony
  • "The justice of the creator."