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American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia Edmund S. Morgan

American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia

Edmund S. Morgan

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ISBN : 9780393055542
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454 pages
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If it is possible to understand the American paradox, the marriage of slavery and freedom, Virginia is surely the place to begin, writes Edmund S. Morgan in American Slavery, American Freedom, a study of the tragic contradiction at the core ofMoreIf it is possible to understand the American paradox, the marriage of slavery and freedom, Virginia is surely the place to begin, writes Edmund S. Morgan in American Slavery, American Freedom, a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the key to this central paradox in the people and politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country. With a new introduction. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Albert J. Beveridge Award.