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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirschfeld, Fritz
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.17
LC item number
.H648 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavernij
  • Meningen
  • Sklaverei
  • Quelle
  • United States
  • USA
Label
George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780826211354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97020590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36954583
  • (OCoLC)ocm36954583
Label
George Washington and slavery : a documentary portrayal, Fritz Hirschfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 256 pages
Isbn
9780826211354
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97020590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36954583
  • (OCoLC)ocm36954583

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