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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
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiencek, Henry
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.17
LC item number
.W6 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • Slavery.
  • United States
Label
An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/2003006984.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-390) and index
Contents
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
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
ocm51942552
Label
An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America, Henry Wiencek
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/2003006984.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-390) and index
Contents
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
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
ocm51942552

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