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The Resource George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld

George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld

Label
George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal
Title
George Washington and slavery
Title remainder
a documentary portrayal
Statement of responsibility
Fritz Hirschfeld
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No history of racism in America can be considered complete without taking into account the role that George Washington - the principal founding father - played in helping to mold the racist cast of the new nation. Because General Washington - the universally acknowledged hero of the Revolutionary War - in the postwar period uniquely combined the moral authority, personal prestige, and political power to influence significantly the course and the outcome of the slavery debate, his opinions on the subject of slaves and slavery are of crucial importance to understanding how racism succeeded in becoming an integral and official part of the national fabric during its formative stages. Relying primarily on Washington's own words - his correspondence, diaries, and other written records - supplemented by letters, comments, and eyewitness reports of family members, friends, employees, aides, correspondents, colleagues, and visitors to Mount Vernon, together with contemporary newspaper clippings and official documents pertaining to Washington's relationships with African Americans, Fritz Hirschfeld traces Washington's transition from a conventional slaveholder to a lukewarm abolitionist
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirschfeld, Fritz
Dewey number
973.4/1/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E312.17
LC item number
.H648 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Slavery
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • HISTORY
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Slavernij
  • Meningen
  • Sklaverei
  • Quelle
  • USA
  • United States - General
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery at Mount Vernon. Building an estate -- Gone to war -- Washington as slave manager -- Through the eyes of foreign visitors -- Mistress of the mansion -- Slave vignettes -- The sunset years -- Personalities. Phillis Wheatley -- Billy Lee -- Oney Judge -- The Marquis de Lafayette -- John Laurens -- The Revolutionary War. African American recruits -- Combat veterans -- The commander in chief -- The new nation. The Constitutional Convention -- Presidential politics -- The abolitionists -- Finale. Last will and testament -- In retrospect
Control code
45844284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260765
Lccn
97020590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery at Mount Vernon. Building an estate -- Gone to war -- Washington as slave manager -- Through the eyes of foreign visitors -- Mistress of the mansion -- Slave vignettes -- The sunset years -- Personalities. Phillis Wheatley -- Billy Lee -- Oney Judge -- The Marquis de Lafayette -- John Laurens -- The Revolutionary War. African American recruits -- Combat veterans -- The commander in chief -- The new nation. The Constitutional Convention -- Presidential politics -- The abolitionists -- Finale. Last will and testament -- In retrospect
Control code
45844284
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260765
Lccn
97020590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45844284
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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