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An imperfect god

George Washington, his slaves, and the creation of America

by Henry Wiencek

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • 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.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 364-390) and index.

      StatementHenry Wiencek.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE312.17 .W6 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination404 p. :
      Number of Pages404
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3673727M
      ISBN 100374175268
      LC Control Number2003006984

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