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First Emancipator Slavery, Religion, and the Quiet Revolution of Robert Carter

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ISBN-10: 0375761047

ISBN-13: 9780375761041

Edition: 2005

Authors: Andrew Levy

List price: $18.00
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" [Andrew Levy] brings a literary sensibility to the study of history, and has written a richly complex book, one that transcends Carter's story to consider larger questions of individual morality and national memory." "- The New York Times Book Review" In 1791, Robert Carter III, a pillar of Virginia's Colonial aristocracy, broke with his peers by arranging the freedom of his nearly five hundred slaves. It would be the largest single act of liberation in the history of American slavery before the Emancipation Proclamation. Despite this courageous move- or perhaps because of it- Carter's name has all but vanished from the annals of American history. In this haunting, brilliantly original…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.19" wide x 7.96" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Andrew Levy is Edna Cooper Chair in English at Butler University. He is author of the critically acclaimed Brain Wider Than the Sky, and the award-winning biography The First Emancipator.