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

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ISBN-10: 0765641461

ISBN-13: 9780765641465

Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Finkelman

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In this new edition of his classic work, 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. This 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 American Constitution and early American politics. This Third Edition includes a new chapter on the regulation of the African slave trade and the latest research on Thomas Jefferson. Slavery and the Founders remains the most important and detailed short critique of Jefferson's relationship to slavery available, while at the same time contrasting his relationship to slavery with that of other founders.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/9/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

MU: Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University; co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001). PF: Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001) and American Legal History, 3e (OUP 2004).