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Slavery at the Home of George Washington

Slavery at the Home of George Washington

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Edited by Philip J. Schwarz.  ISBN 0-931917.  Copyright 2001.  Softcover with 182 pages including 53 black and white illustrations.  

Washington inherited his first slave at age 11, and he was the only founding father to free his slaves in his will. This highly-readable selection of articles focuses on Washington's changing attitudes toward the institution of slavery, and his everyday relationships with the slaves who shared his Mount Vernon estate. Published by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

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