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    • An Imperfect God

    • George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
    • By: Henry Wiencek
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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    Washington was born and raised among blacks and mixed-race people; he and his wife had blood ties to the slave community. Yet as a young man he bought and sold slaves without scruple, even raffled off children to collect debts (an incident ignored by earlier biographers). Then, on the Revolutionary battlefields where he commanded both black and white troops, Washington's attitudes began to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent handling of one part of Wahington's life

    • By buffaloboy on 05-20-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Master of the Mountain

    • Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
    • By: Henry Wiencek
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book - based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers - opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like taking Medicine: Not pleasant but important

    • By Bob on 11-14-12

    Regular price: $24.47