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An imperfect god : George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America / Henry Wiencek.

Author/Creator:
Wiencek, Henry.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
404 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Relations with slaves.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Contents:
Introduction : The 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."
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-390) and index.
ISBN:
0374175268 (alk. paper)
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