Negro President

Negro President
Title Negro President PDF eBook
Author Garry Wills
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 298
Release 2005
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780618485376

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In 1800 Thomas Jefferson won the presidential election with Electoral College votes derived from the three- fths representation of slaves -- slaves who could not vote but were still partially counted as citizens. Moving beyond the recent revisionist debate over Jefferson"s own slaves and his relationship with Sally Hemings, Garry Wills instead probes the heart of Jefferson"s presidency and political life, revealing how the might of the slave states remained a concern behind his most important policies and decisions. Jefferson"s foil was Thomas Pickering, who along with the Federalists fought the president and the institutions that supported him. In an eye-opening, ingeniously argued expose, Wills restores Pickering and his allies" dramatic struggle to our understanding of Jefferson, the creation of the new nation, and the evolution of our representative democracy.




Early American Views on Negro Slavery

Early American Views on Negro Slavery
Title Early American Views on Negro Slavery PDF eBook
Author Matthew Taylor Mellon
Publisher Humanities Press International
Pages 220
Release 1969
Genre History
ISBN

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Introduction: Mr. Mellon's illuminating presentation of the views of some of the founding fathers on slavery and the Negro exposes the raw nerve of American democratic society. If the central theme of the American Revolution was freedom and equality, the impact of that epochal struggle upon the black man was at best peripheral. The Declaration of Independence had dedicated the Revolution to the proposition that "all men are created equal." There were some who wondered whether that proposition would be applied to the ending of slavery, the greatest of all human inequalities.




Slavery and the Founders

Slavery and the Founders
Title Slavery and the Founders PDF eBook
Author Paul Finkelman
Publisher Routledge
Pages 322
Release 2014-04-09
Genre History
ISBN 1317520254

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In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in the Declaration of Independence, and the reality of the early American republic, reminding us of the profound and disturbing ways that slavery affected the U.S. Constitution and early American politics. It also offers the most important and detailed short critique of Thomas Jefferson's relationship to slavery available, while at the same time contrasting his relationship to slavery with that of other founders. This third edition of Slavery and the Founders incorporates a new chapter on the regulation and eventual (1808) banning of the African slave trade.




Notes on the State of Virginia

Notes on the State of Virginia
Title Notes on the State of Virginia PDF eBook
Author Thomas Jefferson
Publisher
Pages 402
Release 1787
Genre Indians of North America
ISBN

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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America

History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America
Title History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America PDF eBook
Author Henry Wilson
Publisher
Pages 758
Release 1874
Genre Slavery
ISBN

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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Title Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings PDF eBook
Author Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Pages 324
Release 1998-03-29
Genre History
ISBN 0813933560

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When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two centuries. Among all aspects of Jefferson's renowned life, it was perhaps the most hotly contested topic. The publication of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings intensified this debate by identifying glaring inconsistencies in many noted scholars' evaluations of the existing evidence. In this study, Gordon-Reed assembles a fascinating and convincing argument: not that the alleged thirty-eight-year liaison necessarily took place but rather that the evidence for its taking place has been denied a fair hearing. Friends of Jefferson sought to debunk the Hemings story as early as 1800, and most subsequent historians and biographers followed suit, finding the affair unthinkable based upon their view of Jefferson's life, character, and beliefs. Gordon-Reed responds to these critics by pointing out numerous errors and prejudices in their writings, ranging from inaccurate citations, to impossible time lines, to virtual exclusions of evidence—especially evidence concerning the Hemings family. She demonstrates how these scholars may have been misguided by their own biases and may even have tailored evidence to serve and preserve their opinions of Jefferson. This updated edition of the book also includes an afterword in which the author comments on the DNA study that provided further evidence of a Jefferson and Hemings liaison. Possessing both a layperson's unfettered curiosity and a lawyer's logical mind, Annette Gordon-Reed writes with a style and compassion that are irresistible. Each chapter revolves around a key figure in the Hemings drama, and the resulting portraits are engrossing and very personal. Gordon-Reed also brings a keen intuitive sense of the psychological complexities of human relationships—relationships that, in the real world, often develop regardless of status or race. The most compelling element of all, however, is her extensive and careful research, which often allows the evidence to speak for itself. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy is the definitive look at a centuries-old question that should fascinate general readers and historians alike.




ORATION BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS

ORATION BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Title ORATION BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS PDF eBook
Author Frederick 1818-1895 Douglass
Publisher Wentworth Press
Pages 30
Release 2016-08-29
Genre History
ISBN 9781374071209

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