Henry wiencek is the author of the acclaimed “an imperfect god: george washington, his slaves, and to reflect on some of the ways it revises received wisdom about the american past. An imperfect god has 808 ratings and 73 reviews clif said: this book is a well researched history that focuses on george washington and his slaves the.
References hirschfeld, fritz george washington and slavery: a documentary portrayaluniversity of missouri press, 1997 wiencek, henry an imperfect god: george.
In his july 1790 will, written a year after he became president of the united states in april 1789 and nine years before his death in december 1799, george washington left directions for the.
George washington and slavery provides an overview of slavery at mount vernon and offers further exploration of several slaves meet people from the past has videos of first-person. John trumbull's portrayal of general washington resigning his commission an imperfect god: george washington, his slaves, and the creation of america, 2003 404 pp washington.
In us history, the relationship between george washington and slavery was a complex one in that, while he held people as slaves for virtually all of his life, he expressed reservations.